Special projects

Macmillan has led the way in helping people living with cancer and their loved ones. Find out more about our special projects and how a major gift could help.

About special projects

We have a proud history of achievements that have changed the face of cancer care in the UK over the last 100 years.

Macmillan has led the way in helping people living with cancer and their loved ones. We were the first to introduce specialist cancer nurses, and the first to help with the financial impact of cancer. We have also been creating healing cancer environments with the NHS and other partners since 1976, and we're experts at what we do.

We are at the forefront of understanding the needs of people living with cancer and this is at the heart of everything we do, informing new service developments and strategic programmes that will have impact for years to come.

Our work is constantly evolving, so contact a member of our team to find out more about our latest developments and how you could get involved.

Current projects

Macmillan Wellbeing Hub

Artist's impression of a three-storey building with people milling around. The words Dyson Cancer Centre can be seen on the building's exterior.Working in partnership with the Royal United Hospitals Bath, Macmillan is investing £1.5m into a new patient support centre called the Macmillan Wellbeing Hub.

This capital build will help to ensure that cancer care, treatment, information and support services in Bath and North East Somerset are fit for the future and equipped to effectively meet ever-growing demand. Arranged over three floors, the new centre is designed to be a calming space where people can get the all-round support they need.

We are seeking individuals who are able to transform the lives of people living in Somerset with an exceptional donation to this work, for which we would be pleased to explore opportunities for public recognition.

North Norfolk Macmillan Centre

Artist's impression of the North Norfolk Macmillan Centre. The outside of a single-storey building painted white.

Macmillan Cancer Support and Norfolk & Norwich Hospitals Charity are working together to improve the lives of people living with cancer at Cromer & District Hospital. This includes working with Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to build a build a state-of-the-art multi-million pound centre at Cromer & District Hospital.

The North Norfolk Macmillan Centre will mean people living with cancer in and around Cromer may no longer have to travel to Norwich for clinics, diagnostics and treatment, and be able to access cancer treatment and support closer to home.

We are seeking individuals who are able to transform the lives of people living with cancer in Norfolk with an exceptional donation to this work, for which we would be pleased to explore opportunities for public recognition.

Yorkshire appeal

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The proportion of people living with cancer in Yorkshire is higher than almost anywhere else in England. With many cancer services facing significant challenges as a result of COVID-19, we need our supporters now more than ever to ensure people living with cancer get the support they need.

We are investing in critical new Macmillan professionals, like nurses and support workers across Yorkshire, as well as enhancing our financial and welfare support so that people living with cancer can access the support they need, every step of the way.

 If you are interested in giving a larger donation towards our work in Yorkshire or any specific aspect of this project, or partnering with Macmillan to assist with this appeal, please get in touch.

Macmillan Horizon Centre

Inside of the Horizon Centre. A seating area with armchairs can be seen on the left, and three shelves with Macmillan booklets can be seen on the right. Two ladies are browsing these booklets.

The Macmillan Horizon Centre opened in November 2016. It has been designed with input from people affected by cancer to make it the best place to offer the support and services that people in Sussex need. The centre offers all round support from a team of specialists in a calm, friendly and welcoming environment.

We are seeking individuals who are able to transform the lives of people living with cancer in Sussex with an exceptional donation to this work, for which we would be pleased to explore opportunities for public recognition.

Taking the big leap in Scotland

We are seeking the support of business leaders, philanthropic individuals and charitable trusts to help us raise £2 million towards three programmes of work – transforming the provision of care and support for people across Scotland.

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