Making the most of precious time

We want people affected by cancer to make the most of their precious time by ensuring they receive the support of Macmillan’s services throughout their own cancer journey. Together we can help people with cancer live their best life.

Read Jeannette’s story >


Please give today to help someone else like Jeannette make the most of their precious time.


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£5 a month can make a real difference.

Over a year, you could enable the welfare rights advisors on our Macmillan Support Line to help people affected by cancer claim £2340 in benefits they are entitled to.

£8 a month can make a real difference.

Over a year, you could fund a Macmillan nurse, like Sharon, for over three hours. This could help someone in the first hours they are diagnosed with cancer, when they need support the most.

£10 a month can make a real difference.

Over a year, you could help fund a team of Macmillan professionals, including physiotherapists and counsellors, to provide one-to-one care for someone living with the effects of cancer.

£15 a month can make a real difference.

Over a year, you could pay for a Macmillan social worker or family support worker for over a day and a half. They work with community and social services agencies to help people manage the social and practical problems of living with cancer.

£5 can make a real difference

You could pay for 14 copies of The Cancer Guide. This Macmillan information booklet can help people like Jeannette and their families understand more about cancer, treatments, and the help available.

£10 can make a real difference

Your donation could help fund our support line - every £10 we spend on this service could lead our welfare rights advisors to help people affected by cancer claim £390 in benefits they are entitled to.

£28 can make a real difference.

You could pay for a Macmillan nurse for an hour - helping people like Jeannette receive essential medical, practical and emotional support.

£50 can make a real difference.

Your £50 could help run a large Macmillan Information and Support Centre for an hour.

£105 can make a real difference.

You could pay for a Macmillan social worker or family support worker for a day. They work with community and social services agencies to help people manage the social and practical problems of living with cancer.

£5 can make a real difference

You could pay for 14 copies of The Cancer Guide. This Macmillan information booklet can help people like Jeannette and their families understand more about cancer, treatments, and the help available.

£10 can make a real difference

Your donation could help fund our support line - every £10 we spend on this service could lead our welfare rights advisors to help people affected by cancer claim £390 in benefits they are entitled to.

£28 can make a real difference.

You could pay for a Macmillan nurse for an hour - helping people like Jeannette receive essential medical, practical and emotional support.

£50 can make a real difference.

Your £50 could help run a large Macmillan Information and Support Centre for an hour.

£105 can make a real difference.

You could pay for a Macmillan social worker or family support worker for a day. They work with community and social services agencies to help people manage the social and practical problems of living with cancer.

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Jeannette’s story

The day her doctor told her 'your cancer has spread' is etched into Jeannette’s memory. It was shattering news for her husband Max too – when he was told he burst into tears. In those first few moments while learning of her advanced cancer diagnosis, Jeannette’s Macmillan nurse Sharon was there, and she has continued to support Jeannette and Max ever since.

Jeannette could always count on Sharon, as she explains, 'she has held our hands throughout everything – comforting us in our darkest moments, delivering medical forms to the house, and helping me cope when I’ve been in pain. She always has time, she’s never in a rush. Sharon’s such a gem, she even helped sort out our finances by introducing us to a Macmillan financial support expert. It meant we didn’t have to worry about money on top of everything else.'

With Sharon’s help, Jeannette has been able to continue living her life to the best of her ability – she can now fully appreciate how each moment in life is precious, and she wants to make the most of it. Sharon is a keen painter, and has found joy in painting – she wasn’t going to let cancer stop her. In fact, she has made and sold cards out of her landscapes to raise money for Macmillan as her way of thanking Sharon for her incredible support.

Jeannette is not alone. Each day 1000 people are diagnosed with cancer in the UK, and we want each of them to have the support they need from Macmillan, throughout their own cancer journeys. It’s because of the support of kind people like you that Jeannette has Sharon by her side, and we need more people to have the support of a Macmillan nurse – will you step up today to help?