Macmillan improves the lives of people affected by cancer locally. We provide practical, medical, emotional and financial support and push for better cancer care. Cancer affects us all. We can all help. We are Macmillan in Gloucestershire.
Focus on Gloucestershire
Macmillan Cancer Support and Brain Tumour Support are working in partnership to support people affected by a brain tumour diagnosis in Gloucestershire.
Louise Tully is the Macmillan Brain Tumour Support Worker for Gloucestershire, Worcestershire and Warwickshire. She says, “I support anyone affected in any way by a brain tumour diagnosis depending on what that individual needs, including signposting on to other organisations for additional support. Often what patients and families need most is someone to talk to who understands.
“A brain tumour diagnosis can feel very isolating and by providing emotional support whether through email, by phone, in person or through support groups, we offer that all important listening ear and a chance to meet others going through similar experiences.”
Louise works closely with the wide range of support services offered locally by Macmillan and often refers her patients on to the local Macmillan Benefits Advisers and Information and Support Services.
She says, “I feel very lucky to work for Brain Tumour Support and have the support Macmillan provides. My role brings me in to contact with such a wide variety of people and I really enjoy seeing friendships blossom from our support groups and to see first- hand how much benefit people get from sharing experiences with others.”
“It’s about providing the right support at the right time. I supported one lady recently who wanted to attend one of our support groups but lived a distance away and was still keen to travel independently. I researched the appropriate bus journey and times for her to help her get there. I also provided her with some Macmillan information booklets and signposted her to a website that has an animated online character which helped her children to understand about the treatment she was receiving and how she might be feeling.”
Cancer can be the loneliest place, if you have any worries or questions about cancer, visit www.macmillan.org.uk or call Macmillan free on 0808 808 00 00.
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For fundraising support and information you can contact the Fundraising Support Team.
Opening hours Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
Call 0300 1000 200
Note 0300 numbers are charged at the same rate as 01 and 02 numbers, including calling from mobiles.
How to donate to Macmillan
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Send a cheque to the Freepost address:
Macmillan Cancer Support
87-90 Albert Embankment
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More about Macmillan in Gloucestershire
Macmillan Cancer Support in Gloucestershire is helping more and more people affected by cancer but we can't do it without your help. We need hundreds of thousands of pounds in Gloucestershire to ensure we can pay for more innovative services to improve the lives of people living with cancer:
- A Macmillan clinical nurse specialist and a Macmillan lead cancer nurse.
- A Macmillan brain tumour project working with patients and families.
- A Macmillan therapies project including dietitian and occupational therapist services.
All these Macmillan services will play a significant role in improving the lives of people with cancer.
Tell us your story
Would you like to share your experience of cancer to help others? By telling the personal stories of people like you, we help people engage with and understand our work. We also use real stories to influence government and, through the media, inform the public what living with cancer is really like.
We’d be grateful to hear your story - as little or as much as you’d like to share. If this is something that interests you, simply contact Nicola Strong by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org