How we raise and spend our money

In 2014, Macmillan supporters raised a record-breaking amount and we invested more in our services than ever before. We’d like to thank all of our supporters for making this possible.

How we raised our money

Last year, our supporters raised £215.2 million for Macmillan, which is 15% more than the year before. As we receive over 98% of our income from voluntary sources, this amazing support is absolutely vital.

How we raised our money
How we raised our money

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Legacies - £62 million

Gifts in wills are our biggest source of income.

Fundraising events - £47.4 million

This includes national events, challenge events, and local events. 

Direct marketing - £47 million

This is money raised by things like direct debits and door drops.

General donations - £24.3 million

We raise lots of money from unsolicited donations by the public.

Trust and corporate income - £23.1 million

This is income from corporate supporters and charitable trusts.

Local fundraising committees - £8.7 million

Groups of volunteers raise millions by fundraising in their local communities.

Donated services and facilities - £1.6 million

We're extremely grateful for services and facilities donated to us.

Merchandising income - £1.1 million

This includes income from Christmas cards, our online shop and more.

Total fundraised income: £215.2 million

Other - £3.2 million

This figure includes grants received and income from investments.

Total income: £218.4m

How we spent our money

We invested £151.7 million in our services last year – 25% more than in 2013. Here you can see how we spent the money our supporters raised.

How we spent our money
How we spent our money

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Healthcare - £56.5 million

We fund and support a range of health and social care professionals.

Information and support - £26.1 million

These services help people make informed decisions about their treatment and care.

Financial support - £24 million

This includes Macmillan grants, benefits advice, and financial guidance.

Campaigning and raising awareness - £21.7 million

We campaign for change and raise awareness about the realities of living with cancer.

Practical and emotional support - £15.3 million

We help people find emotional support and get help with practical issues.

Learning and development - £5.7 million

This includes training opportunities for professionals, volunteers and people affected by cancer.

Inclusion - £2.4 million

We want everyone to feel supported, no matter who they are or where they live.

Total charitable: £151.7 million

Governance: £1.1 million

Fundraising: £68.4 million

Other: £0.3 million

Our total expenditure: £221.5 million

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