School talks

Macmillan can provide speakers to talk about our work for people affected by cancer.

Macmillan speakers can give presentations in assemblies and other school events. They can give hands-on support with fundraising or awareness events. They also look for ways to work with local schools and organisations.

As cancer and healthy lifestyle choices are relevant to a large number of subject areas, our speakers may be able to give short talks in a range of lessons. They can tailor their talks to meet your needs.

Our talks can help you:

  • learn more about Macmillan
  • focus on charities in a class or assembly
  • introduce the subject of cancer.

Inviting a Macmillan speaker to your school or group is a great way to start these discussions. Our talks can also motivate pupils to support organisations like Macmillan, and understand more about how they can help people in their local area.

Find out more

Contact us if you would like a Macmillan speaker to come to your school. When we arrange the visit, we can discuss the school’s needs and how we can accommodate them.

To help you to teach your pupils about cancer, you can also look at our teaching resources.

We have more information about cancer types, cancer treatments and living with cancer.

I learned lots from the lady from Macmillan. It was good to learn about helping people with cancer. She was fun and I hope she comes back again.

Primary school pupil

This was the best visiting speaker I’ve seen in my six years of teaching.

Secondary school teacher

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Teaching about cancer

Help encourage young people to talk about cancer and inspire them to make healthy choices for their future.