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 Oxfordshire.
Volunteering for Macmillan in Oxfordshire
Rewarding, friendly, invaluable, awesome. Just four of the ways people have summed up volunteering with Macmillan. But to put it into words how much our volunteers mean to the people affected by cancer, is a little trickier.
It’s the smile on someone’s face when you’ve done a few odd jobs for them. It’s the reassuring chat in our information centre. It’s the power your signature on our campaign has. It’s all you do to help us make sure no one faces cancer alone.
Because whether you’ve got five minutes, a few hours, or a couple of days each month, the time you give Macmillan in Oxfordshire will really matter.
Find out more today at www.macmillan.org.uk/volunteer or contact Andrea Pritchard, Fundraising Manger for Oxfordshire on 07976 424 127.
More about Macmillan in Oxfordshire
An average of nine people every day are diagnosed with cancer in Oxfordshire. We need your help to ensure that all of these people receive the treatment and support they need.
Macmillan Cancer Support provides practical, medical, emotional and financial support to people living with cancer, their families, friends and carers.
Without the help of our fantastic supporters, we really couldn’t help so many local people affected by cancer. Whether you're retired or working, busy or with time to spare, you can really make a huge difference.
Macmillan Cancer Support is working in partnership with the NHS and Citizen’s Advice Bureau in Oxfordshire to improve cancer treatment and care given to people with cancer and their families.
People in Oxfordshire benefit from over 50 Macmillan healthcare professionals, including our Clinical Nurse Specialists in areas including skin cancer, prostate cancer and end of life care, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists and Dental Hygienists. They help people manage their symptoms and aim to make living with cancer easier.
Having cancer can bring extra costs – hospital parking and travelling expenses, extra heating or different clothes associated with weight loss and cancer treatment.
Macmillan grants can help. Macmillan Cancer Support helped a record number of people in urgent financial need during 2014, with 167 Oxfordshire cancer patients receiving a Macmillan grant to help them with costs arising from their treatment. Patients in Oxfordshire received over £51,078 for vital essentials such as heating bills, clothing and transport costs, as well as practical household items like washing machines – an 18.6% increase on 2013.
We also fund Macmillan Welfare Benefits Advisers based in Oxford and Banbury. A Welfare Benefits Adviser can offer specialist information to help ease financial concerns, including help with benefits, tax credits, loans and Macmillan grants. You can speak to these advisers face-to-face or over the phone, and they'll help you work out what financial help you could be entitled to.
Macmillan believes no one should be financially deprived as a result of their illness.
Having the right information about cancer at the right time is essential.
The Macmillan free phone service, 0808 808 00 00, is open Monday to Friday, 9am to 8pm, providing free information and emotional support for people living with cancer.
How to reach us
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
Pay in online.
Send a cheque to the Freepost address:
Macmillan Cancer Support
87-90 Albert Embankment
Pay directly into the bank. Contact the Fundraising Support Team for how to do this and more information on how to donate to Macmillan.
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