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February 2010


This month our campaign to freeze out fuel poverty has been hotting up. It just takes a few minutes to take action.

If you have more time to give - we've just released details of our World's Biggest Coffee Morning internships, and other volunteering opportunities throughout the UK.

Looking for a challenge in 2010? Cycle in Europe with Macmillan, or help raise vital funds by taking part in our Macmillan 10k Fun Run on Father's Day.



Turn up the heat on fuel poverty

Fuel poverty Macmillan’s freeze out fuel poverty campaign is hotting up. We’ve been asked to give evidence to the Energy and Climate Change Committee inquiry on fuel poverty next week, and will be asking for more support for cancer patients to help them cope with rising fuel bills.

Sign our pledge and write to your MP to show them just how important this campaign is to you.

Change lives through volunteering

World's Biggest Coffee Morning internsWould you, or someone you know, like to gain unrivalled charity fundraising, marketing and media experience, AND make a lasting difference to people living with cancer?

We’re looking for 34 interns to be a major part of one of the UK’s most successful fundraising events - the World's Biggest Coffee Morning. Find out more.

If you only have a little time to spare, you can still get involved with volunteering. Why not cheer on our amazing London Marathon team, or find a volunteering opportunity in your local area?


Macmillan 10k Fun Run, 20 June 2010, Regents Park

Macmillan 10k runners Run, walk or skip to change lives this Father’s Day in our Macmillan 10k Fun Run in beautiful Regent’s Park, London.

Pull on our famous green running top to celebrate the lives of loved ones diagnosed with cancer. More than 150,000 men in the UK are diagnosed with cancer every year. Your fundraising will help us provide the support they need and move us a step closer to supporting everyone living with cancer in the UK.

Find out more and sign up online at www.macmillan.org.uk/10k

Cycle Europe with Macmillan

London to Paris cyclistsIf you’re after a challenge on wheels this summer then why not try one of our European cycling challenges?

Our London to Paris cycle route is one of the greatest cycling experiences in Europe. Or if you fancy tackling the tough mountain climbs made famous by the Tour de France then the Conquer The Alps Cycling Challenge is for you.

Already signed up? Visit our online community to meet other participants

Highlights from the website

  • Hello, and how are you?
    The new edition of the Hello, and how are you? booklet is now available. Written by carers for carers, with support from Macmillan, it draws on the real-life experiences of people who have cared for someone with cancer, the challenges they faced and the things they found helpful.

    You can order the booklet from Be.Macmillan or download it from the Macmillan website

  • Starting your own support group
    Self help and support groups are a great way of bringing people together and offering mutual support. If you're thinking of starting your own support group, Macmillan can help with advice, training and start-up grants. Find out more.


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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.