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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 2022

A few key highlights from our 2022 report.

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2 million


In 2022, our services reached and supported an estimated 2 million people living with cancer.

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Approximately 730,000 people received person-to-person support from one or more of our Macmillan Professionals or services.

£19 million

We gave out over £19 million in Macmillan Grants and estimate that we helped to secure over £350 million in benefits through the advice provided by our Support Line and local Welfare Rights Services.

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£221.2 million


Our supporters and fundraisers raised an incredible £221.2 million.