Our ambition

We want to reach and improve the lives of everyone living with cancer and to inspire millions of others to do the same.

There are 2.5 million people living with cancer in the UK today, and as more people live longer with their cancer, this number is set to grow to 4 million by 2030. We want to make sure we can provide support to everyone who needs it, to help people affected by cancer feel more in control of their lives. 

It’s a big task and we can’t do it alone. But there are lots of ways you can get involved and help us achieve our goal, from fundraising, to volunteering and campaigning. Together we are all Macmillan.

  • Nine outcomes that matter most to people affected by cancer

    People affected by cancer have told us the nine issues that matter most to them, including early diagnosis, support for your family and dying well. These are the basis of all we do to support people.

  • Our Not Alone campaign

    Without support, cancer can feel like the loneliest place. This is why we've launched our Not Alone campaign, highlighting the problems, and showing where people can find - and offer - support.