Volunteers' Week 1-7 June
Volunteers’ Week is a chance for everyone at Macmillan to say a huge thank you to our amazing volunteers. From joining a fundraising group to using their cancer experience to make a difference, thousands of people give their time unpaid to help people affected by cancer across the UK. Were you one of them?
However you support us, you helped us to achieve many great things in 2012.
You helped raise £151.5 million to fund vital cancer services.
You helped us to deliver new services people have told us they want, such as someone to talk to or a helping hand.
You’re Macmillan’s face in the local community and you tell people we’re here for them.
Your voice helps us shape and improve cancer care.
You’re essential to everything that we do and you made a real difference.
A few words from our Head of Volunteering
'Volunteers make an outstanding contribution to Macmillan in many ways; befriending, raising millions of pounds and giving voice to our campaigns or directly helping out people affected by cancer in their community. We simply wouldn’t be able to do what we do without them.
Our research has shown that 1 in 4 people living with cancer in the UK lack support from family or friends during their treatment or recovery. Thanks to our volunteer’s dedication and commitment, we can be there for even more of them – so they don’t have to go through it alone.
So I want to take this opportunity to thank all of our volunteers for making a difference through being part of Macmillan.' - Joelle Leader, Head of Volunteering at Macmillan.
Whether you've got a few minutes or a few months, there are lots of things you can do for Macmillan. Here are some ideas:
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If you would like to share your volunteering stories or photos with other volunteers why not join our Online Community group?