The Macmillan Mother’s Day Appeal

When Kimberley was diagnosed with cancer while pregnant, Macmillan helped her and her husband, Adam, through the toughest time of their lives.

By supporting Macmillan this Mother’s Day, you can help more mothers and families have access to nurses like Ian, who are there every step of the way.

Kimberley was looking forward to her first Mother’s Day as a mum. Three weeks later she was told she had cancer.

Thankfully, Kimberley was introduced to her Macmillan nurse Ian, which allowed her family to process what was happening and have their questions answered. Ian was there to provide emotional and practical support to Kimberley and her family through this extremely difficult time.

To begin treatment, Kimberley had to deliver her baby, Darcey, at 34 weeks. Kimberley’s cancer journey didn’t end there; Kimberley struggled with the emotional impact of what she’d been through. Ian was there for her and organised for a Macmillan counsellor to support her and her husband Adam.

Please will you give a special Mother’s Day gift today to help mothers and families affected by cancer?


Please will you give a special Mother’s Day gift today to help mothers and families affected by cancer?

  • Please select if you are donating a sum of money that has been raised from a fundraising event or collection that you've held.

£5 a month can make a real difference.

Over a year, it could fund a Macmillan benefits adviser to help someone affected by cancer to claim £840 - reducing their worries when they feel most vulnerable.

£8 a month can make a real difference.

Over a year, it could fund a Macmillan nurse, like Ian, for four 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, it could help fund a team of Macmillan professionals, including dieticians, 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 it 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

This could pay for 14 copies of The Cancer Guide. This Macmillan booklet can help people like Kimberley and their families understand more about cancer, its treatment, and the help available.

£10 can make a real difference

Every £10 we spend on our phone service could lead to our cancer support specialists helping people affected by cancer claim £390 in benefits they are entitled to.

£28 can make a real difference.

This could pay for a Macmillan nurse for an hour, helping people like Kimberley, and her family receive essential medical, practical and emotional support.

£50 can make a real difference.

Could help run a large Macmillan information and support centre for an hour.

£105 can make a real difference.

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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Today, 1,000 people will hear the devastating news they have cancer. Your gift today will help to make sure nobody faces cancer alone. Thank you.