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What we do

Macmillan Cancer Support is here to do whatever it takes to support people living with cancer.

How we help people

Our strategy

Why we exist

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We raise money to provide vital cancer services, research and campaign to achieve better cancer care, and support the cancer workforce. Read an overview of what we do as a charity and why we exist.

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How we helped people living with cancer in 2020

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£278 million

The amount of financial support we identified for people living with cancer.

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221,000

The number of calls, emails and web chats we answered on the Macmillan Support Line.

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80%

The percentage (nearly) of UK politicians we reached with the Forgotten C campaign.

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£12.5 million

The amount we set aside for our Coronavirus Response Fund to support people living with cancer.