Macmillan improves the lives of people affected by cancer locally. We provide practical, medical, emotional and financial support and push for better cancer care. Cancer affects us all. We can all help. We are Macmillan in Essex.
Every day a staggering 25 people in the county hear the devastating news they have cancer, and 13 people die from the illness. This will see Essex’s population of people living with cancer more than double between 2010 and 2030. This huge increase will in turn result in thousands more local people feeling isolated and alone, every day, even after treatment ends. Macmillan and its supporters must take action now to make sure we’re there to solve these issues.
How to reach us
For fundraising support and information you can contact the Fundraising Support Team.
Opening hours Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
Call 0300 1000 200
How to donate to Macmillan
Pay in online.
Send a cheque to the Freepost address:
Macmillan Cancer Support
87-90 Albert Embankment
Pay directly into the bank. Contact the Fundraising Support Team for how to do this and more information on how to donate to Macmillan.
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Our organisation was started by a volunteer nearly one hundred years ago, and today they’re still at the very heart of everything we do. Join us and together we can make a difference.
Find the latest volunteering opportunities near to you on our volunteer pages.
We give time, we raise money, we help people affected by cancer… Could you?
Fundraising groups are invaluable groups of people who get together to organise local events in order to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.
We have many established Fundraising Groups across Essex who will always welcome new members and we are also always looking to expand the number of groups that we have. If you would like to find out more please contact the fundraising support team on 0300 1000 200 or firstname.lastname@example.org
More about Macmillan in Essex
Health and social care professionals
Macmillan works with the NHS and other health and social care partners to improve the lives of people affected by cancer today. In Essex there are currently over 143 Macmillan health and social care professionals.
These include Macmillan nurses, doctors, dieticians and occupational therapists. To meet the growing need for our services, we aim to provide additional nursing staff as well as a dedicated service to support people with lung cancer.
People living with cancer tell us that money worries come second only to worries about their health. Our local Macmillan Welfare Rights Service (developed in partnership with the CAB) helps people access the financial help they are entitled to. In 2014 £2.04 million of unclaimed benefits was identified for local people by the Macmillan support line. Additionally 595 people in Essex also received Macmillan grants totaling to nearly £177,000. The grants are issued to help people affected by cancer cope with struggles such as increased heating bills and increased travel expenses as a result of their cancer diagnosis.
In Essex, Macmillan information and support services can be found many of our hospitals including: Southend Hospital, Colchester General, Basildon Hospital, Queens Hospital Romford and Broomfield Hospital Chelmsford.
Over 40 Boots Macmillan information pharmacists provide cancer information and support in a place that’s every day, familiar and trusted.
Over 20 Boots Macmillan beauty advisors support people to manage the visible side effects of cancer treatment.