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 on the Isle of Wight.
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
Note 0300 numbers are charged at the same rate as 01 and 02 numbers, including calling from mobiles.
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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Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer. One in three of us will get cancer. Two million of us are living with it. We are all affected by cancer. We can help because we are Macmillan.
There are 6,000 people living with cancer on the Isle of Wight. This will see the Isle of Wight’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.
We are a source of support
We are a source of support, helping with all the things that people affected by cancer want and need. We provide practical, emotional and financial support. It is not only the people who are diagnosed who live with cancer, it is the carers, families and communities. We guide people through the system, supporting them every step of the way. We fund nurses and other specialist health care professionals and build cancer care centres.
We are a force for change
We are a force for change, listening to people affected by cancer and working together to improve cancer care. People who live with cancer are experts by experience. Together we use this knowledge to make a positive difference to the lives of people affected by cancer. This could be anything from getting a coffee machine installed in a waiting room, to bringing about changes in the law.
We fight discrimination – from challenging unfair travel costs and insurance policies to improving the national benefits system. Together we challenge the status quo, we push for change and we lead the way.
Macmillan Cancer Support
We believe we can all help. We can raise money, through marathons, coffee mornings, street collections, sponsored events. We can give our time – at cancer care centres, events, and fundraising groups. We can share experiences, online, in the media and with each other.
What's happening on the Isle of Wight?
As treatments improve the total number of people living with cancer on the Isle of Wight by 2030 will be 12,000 and we want to be there for everyone affected by cancer.
Macmillan Services set up to support people affected by cancer.
- Macmillan Information and Support service at the Earl Mountbatten Hospice. Macmillan is providing £140,000 of funding over 3 years to establish a new information and support service from the new John Cheverton day centre.
- 14 professionals working in clinical environments and the community. These include; lead cancer nurses, individual cancer specialists, community outreach and palliative care nurses, benefits advisors and information specialists.
- Pan Hants Citizens Advice Service offering tailored benefits advice on the Isle of Wight working out of Citizen Advice Centres, hospital setting and visiting people in the community at a time and location that suits their needs.
- Macmillan grants totalling £15,205 were given to 53 people on the Isle of Wight in 2012 to help with heating, travel and hospital parking charges.
- Visits from a Mobile Information Unit each year to key locations on the Isle of Wight including Newport, Shanklin and Ryde who provide a drop in information service to try and make our services as accessible as possible.
- Macmillan information available at Boots on the Isle of Wight. You can access information and advice from every large boots on the Island.
96% of Macmillan’s income comes from fundraising – we couldn’t do the valuable work we do without people and organisations like you. Thank you for choosing Macmillan Cancer Support
If you want to support Macmillan on the Isle of Wight, you can find out more about volunteering to support Macmillan on the Isle of Wight please email email@example.com