Our Cancer Voices
Working with Macmillan as a Cancer Voice can be a rewarding experience personally. It can provide you with a focus and gives you the opportunity to help others affected by cancer. It can also offer you the chance to feel great about yourself because you've made a difference.
Ian was diagnosed in 2003 with rectal cancer and secondary in liver:
'I signed up as a Cancer Voice while I was having radiotherapy. My diagnosis was very serious so becoming a Cancer Voice seemed like a good way to share my story and experiences, and hopefully, benefit others.
'I'm now on the Macmillan grants' panel, looking at applications and giving my views from the perspective of a patient, I've given short talks, such as at the Rotary Club in Reigate to explain how Macmillan helps patients and their families, and I gave my ideas about shaping the conferences. I'm in remission now and will continue being a Voice to influence how Macmillan works and as a hope to other patients.'
A big thank you to our Cancer Voices
We would like to say a big thank you and congratulations to all our Cancer Voices who helped us with the success of our prescription charges campaign. This is an excellent example of how together we can make a big difference for everyone affected by cancer. Congratulations to everyone involved!
'It was the most wonderful news to hear that after all our campaigning for free prescriptions, the government listened. I've been going without some of my medications because I couldn't afford them all. This news is such a relief and next year the huge financial burden and worry will be lifted.' Fiona, a Cancer Voice
Find out more about the success of the free prescriptions campaign .