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December 2009


We want to thank you so much for supporting Macmillan in 2009. We are only able to provide our vital services to people living with cancer thanks to your support.

If you haven’t already sent out your Christmas cards, why not send some of our eCards? It’s not too late to make a donation to our Christmas appeal, or, take a look at some of the exciting fundraising events we have planned for the year ahead.



Spread some festive cheer with our ecards

A selection of Christmas ecardsHelp brighten the day of someone special and spread some festive cheer this holiday season! We have a great range of animated ecards to send your friends, family, and colleagues.

When you make a donation for sending our ecards, you’re also helping people living with cancer. Send an eCard now.

Last chance to donate to our Christmas appeal

Macmillan nurse Wendy with Amy Green Last Christmas Denise and Tony Green thought they were going to lose a precious member of their family – their daughter Amy. But they ended up gaining a new one instead. Their Macmillan nurse Wendy has given them invaluable support throughout Amy’s illness.

By making a donation to Macmillan’s Christmas appeal, you can make sure that more families like the Greens won’t have to cope with cancer on their own.

Please make a donation today. Or, read Amy's story to find out more.

Another successful World’s Biggest Coffee Morning – thank you!

Raising a mug for MacmillanOur biggest event of the year, the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, took place in September and has been another huge success! We’ve raised nearly £7 million to date. If you have money raised from your coffee morning that you still have to pay in, please do so as soon as possible and help us reach our target. You can pay in your money online on our website. And, if you have any photos you’d like to share, please add them to our Flickr group.

Visit our website for more information - and if you're already excited about 2010, register now for Friday 24 September next year!


British Gas Great North Swim - Sept 2010

British Gas Great North SwimTake the plunge and join Team Macmillan for the British Gas Great North Swim. This brand new addition to our events calendar for 2010 is the perfect event for keen swimmers and water babies. Find out more at www.macmillan.org.uk/greatnorthswim or e-mail us at swimming@macmillan.org.uk

Hike or bike the Alps

Hike the Alps for MacmillanWhether you want to explore by foot or by bike, the Alps is the place to be in September next year! Join us to tackle three climbs in three days in the spectacular Chamonix region of the French Alps, in the shadow of Mont Blanc. Our challenging trek in one of the world’s most renowned hiking areas will take us from the base of the beautiful Chamonix valley up into the mountains surrounding the majestic Mont Blanc Massif. Find out more at www.macmillan.org.uk/alps or e-mail us at hiking@macmillan.org.uk

If trekking is too easy for you, join Macmillan’s cycling elite to take on 6 classic cols in three days as you attempt to Conquer the Alps by bike.

Running events for 2010

Run with Team MacmillanWe have a full calendar of running events for 2010. After the excesses of Christmas and the New Year you’ll no doubt be looking to kick start your fitness regime, so why not sign up for a 2010 race now? Go to www.macmillan.org.uk/running for a full list of events.

Highlights from the website

  • If you want to make a difference to people living with cancer, there are lots of ways to give your time rather than money. Find out about campaigns you can get involved in, or how to volunteer for Macmillan.
  • Whether a friend has cancer or you are involved in the care of a relative or partner, you can find the support and information that you need. Visit our section ‘If someone else has cancer’ on our website for lots of useful information.

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If you or someone you know is living with cancer and would like answers, support or just a chat, call Macmillan on 0808 808 00 00. (Monday to Friday 9am-8pm)

Macmillan Cancer Support, registered charity in England and Wales (261017), Scotland (SC039907) and the Isle of Man (604). A company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales company number 2400969. Isle of Man company number 4694F. Registered office: 89 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7UQ.