Our partnership with Boots

Boots and Macmillan Cancer Support are working together to ensure people living with cancer, wherever they are in the UK, have access to the best cancer information and support in their local communities.

Being told ‘you have cancer’ can affect so much more than just your health – it can affect the way you think and feel about yourself.

Our experience in supporting people living with cancer, combined with Boots UK’s expertise of delivering healthcare and beauty information and advice, means we are able to help thousands of people in their local communities.

By providing bespoke training to Boots UK pharmacists and No7 Beauty Advisors, we aim to use their expert health and beauty advice to help people living with cancer feel more like themselves.

Since the partnership began in 2009, Boots UK colleagues and customers have raised over £16.6 million, and continue to raise significant funds for Macmillan to help improve the lives of people living with cancer.

Cancer information and support

You’ll find our Boots Macmillan Beauty Advisors in many Boots stores – they’re specially trained by Macmillan to give face-to-face advice to help you cope with visible side effects of cancer.

From defining sparse brows and lashes to caring for nails that are suddenly more brittle, they offer lots of tips to help people look and feel more like themselves again.

And while you’re there, you’ll find Boots Macmillan Information Pharmacists, who are specially trained to understand different types of cancer, treatment and to answer questions about medication. They can also guide you to other sources of information and support.*

We aim to give everyone, everywhere, the cancer information and support they need in a place that’s everyday, familiar and trusted. So you’re able to keep living life as fully as you can.

To find out more and access free cancer support on the high street, please visit the Boots website.

*Selected stores only.


Fundraising

Since 2009, Boots UK has raised vital funds in stores through a variety of colleague and customer fundraisers, raffles, fancy dress and beauty makeover events. Boots UK staff regularly take part in challenge events in aid of Macmillan, including the London Marathon and Miles for Macmillan, to hiking Machu Picchu and Mount Kilimanjaro.

The valuable support of Boots colleagues in stores, and through office fundraising, means that over £16.6 million has been raised since our partnership began, with many more colleagues and customers getting involved in fundraising every month.