30 April 2015
Macmillan works with the NHS and other health and social care partners to improve the lives of people affected by cancer.
In Hertfordshire there are currently over 100 Macmillan health and social care professionals. These include Macmillan nurses and other healthcare professionals at the Lister Hospital in Stevenage, Mount Vernon Cancer Centre, QEII Hospital in Welwyn Garden City, Hemel Hempstead Hospital and Watford General Hospital, along with several local hospices and Community NHS Trust across the County. People living in Hertfordshire also benefit from the new £3 million Lister Macmillan Cancer Centre at the Lister Hospital, which was opened in 2014. We have a Hertfordshire wide Welfare Benefits Service providing local clinics at hospitals and offering financial help and support across the whole county.
Macmillan offers a range of information services across Hertfordshire, with several Information and Support Centres. In addition, our Mobile Information Unit visited several locations across the county giving the public quick and easy access to free cancer information and support.
Six ways you can help us
1. by making a donation
Every penny we receive takes us closer to our ambition of being able to reach and support everyone affected by cancer both locally and across the UK. You can make a donation online now|.
2. by joining one of our events
Whether you’d like to join our local lido challenge, run a marathon, take on our Longest Day Golf challenge, enjoy a night in with your friends or simply enjoy a cup of coffee with friends, we have an event to suit you. Visit our events page to learn more| .
3. by organising your own fundraising event
Why not get together with friends and family or your local community group to organise your own fundraising event? We’ve got lots of great ideas to help you get started. Call us on 0300 1000 200 and let us know what you’ve got planned and what we can do to help!
4. by joining one of our fundraising groups
In 2014, our fundraising groups in Hertfordshire raised over £116,000 to support people affected by cancer. Our groups are always looking for more people to help them. If you’d like to join one of our existing groups or start one of your own, please call us on 0300 1000 200 and ask to speak to one of our fundraising team.
5. by volunteering for us
Whether you’d like to represent Macmillan in your local community, or lend a hand at events, we have a voluntary opportunity to suit you. For more details see our volunteering information|, or give us a call on 0300 1000 200.
6. by getting your colleagues involved
Whatever the size of your organisation or the level of commitment you can give, we can work together and make a difference to people affected by cancer. From events and employee fundraising to sponsorship, payroll giving and joint promotions, we work with all sorts of local companies in all sorts of ways. If you’d like to find out more, please call us on 0300 1000 200.