Standing behind even more people with cancer

We want to be behind even more people affected by cancer to ensure they receive the support of Macmillan’s services throughout their own cancer experience.

Read Matt's story >


Please give today to ensure we are here to support more people like Matt throughout their cancer experience.


How much would you like to give?

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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 Wendy, 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 Matt 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 Matt and his family 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.

£110 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 Matt 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 Matt and his family 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.

£110 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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Matt’s story

It all started when Matt found a lump. Coincidentally, he had been working on a report into testicular cancer at work (he worked in television) and a few things had come up that made him realise he was at a higher risk than other men – but he was healthy, young, fit, and cancer was the last thing Matt was thinking about. Eventually, a scan confirmed his worst fear – Matt did actually have testicular cancer.

It all moved quickly from there, in the whirlwind that can follow a cancer diagnosis - only 2 weeks later he had surgery to remove his testicle. While he had the full support of his mum and his girlfriend through this difficult time, he didn’t realise how much he would need the support of another woman – and then Matt met his Macmillan nurse, Wendy.

Over the next few months, Matt had a series of blood tests, and eventually had to go into chemotherapy. During this incredibly stressful time Matt was filled with uncertainty and overwhelmed with information.

Wendy was always there, explaining complicated medical information from the doctors to Matt and his family in an easy-to-understand way, helping him to arrange his appointments, and giving him emotional support. Wendy was there to put Matt’s mind at ease with the possible side effects of treatment, as well as to reassure his mum, dad and girlfriend Lara – all of whom were also struggling with the news of their loved one’s cancer.

'Throughout this whole journey, I don’t know what we would have done without Wendy’s help.' - Matt

We are so pleased to share that Matt has now recovered - in fact he’s amazingly just completed the London Marathon raising over £3,000 for Macmillan.

Each day 1000 people are diagnosed with cancer in the UK. Macmillan is here to help people keep living their best life. We give the support needed for people affected by cancer to hold on to who they are and what’s important.

But we can’t do it without you. Please give what you can today to support more people like Matt.