The Christmas Appeal - Show Your Support

Please donate today and help us to make sure a Macmillan nurse, like Sam, can be there for other families like Ruby’s. 

Read Ruby's story >


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£5 a month can make a real difference.

Over a year, your donation could enable our welfare rights advisors to help people living with cancer claim £2364 in benefits they are entitled to.

£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 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 challenges of living with cancer.

Your £25 donation could make a big difference.

£25 a month could pay for a Macmillan nurse for one day, helping people living with cancer and their families receive essential medical, practical and emotional support.

How could my £5 be spent?

£5 could pay for 15 copies of our Coping with fatigue booklet. This is our second most ordered resource.

£10 can make a real difference.

Your £10 donation could lead to our welfare rights advisors helping people living with cancer claim £394 in benefits they are entitled to.

Your £28 will make a real difference.

You could pay for a Macmillan nurse for an hour - helping people like Ruby and her 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.

£112 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, helping people manage the social and practical challenges of living with cancer.

How could my £5 be spent?

£5 could pay for 15 copies of our Coping with fatigue booklet. This is our second most ordered resource.

£10 can make a real difference.

Your £10 donation could lead to our welfare rights advisors helping people living with cancer claim £394 in benefits they are entitled to.

Your £28 will make a real difference.

You could pay for a Macmillan nurse for an hour - helping people like Ruby and her 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.

£112 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, helping people manage the social and practical challenges of living with cancer.

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Ruby’s story

Ruby was just two years old when she was diagnosed with Wilms’ tumour, towards the end of 2017.  Ruby’s parents, Katie and Ashley were getting ready for the exciting countdown to Christmas when they took Ruby to the doctor, with a wheezy cough. It was there, that the doctor noticed Ruby’s swollen tummy.

There was a large mass on Ruby’s right kidney, and several days after her original scan she was diagnosed with Wilms’ tumour. Katie and Ashley recall sitting exhausted in the playroom at the hospital when a smiling lady popped her head around the door.

‘You know that feeling when you warm to a person straight away? Well that’s what it was like with Sam, Ruby’s Macmillan nurse’ – Katie, Ruby’s mum. 

Macmillan was there when it mattered most.

Katie, Ruby’s mum

Sam was able to give Ruby’s family some certainty at a very uncertain time.

Sam became a real friend to the family. She also provided the family with practical support like showing the family what support they were entitled to, and how to fill out relevant forms and write to their employers. 

Ruby underwent a four-hour operation where the surgeons successfully removed Ruby’s kidney, the tumour and several surrounding lymph nodes. Ruby’s cancer was caught at stage one, intermediate risk. It was the best news the family could have ever hoped for. 

On behalf of Ruby and her family, thank you for all your support of Macmillan. Donate today to help support more people living with cancer.