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 Suffolk.
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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Our organisation was started by a volunteer nearly one hundred years ago, and today they’re still at the very heart of everything we do. Join us and together we can make a difference.
Find the latest volunteering opportunities near to you on our volunteer pages.
Health and social care professionals
Macmillan works with the NHS and other health and social care partners to improve the lives of people affected by cancer today. In Suffolk there are currently 53 Macmillan health and social care professionals. These include Macmillan nurses, dieticians, radiographers and family support practitioners. They use their expert knowledge to help people understand and manage their symptoms and side effects. To meet the growing need for our services, we aim to provide two additional Macmillan Community Nurses and two Specialist Palliative Care Cancer Nurse Specialists as well as several other healthcare professionals.
People living with cancer tell us that money worries come secondly only to worries about their health. In October 2009, we established a team of three specialist welfare advisers in partnership with Suffolk County Council. Our advisers visit cancer patients in their own homes to help them access the financial help they are entitled to. The team has already helped people living in Suffolk claim over £500,000 in benefits. During 2010 we also provided 242 local people with Macmillan Grants totalling over £80,000. These grants help people cope with the extra costs that living with cancer can bring, including increased heating bills, travel to and from hospital for treatment, and extra bedding.
Macmillan offers a range of information services across Suffolk. At the John Le Vay Cancer Information Centre at Ipswich Hospital a cancer information nurse specialist provides free information, advice and emotional support. The Macmillan Unit at the West Suffolk Hospital includes a drop-in information suite, offering free advice and information materials. And during 2010, our Mobile Information Unit visited several locations across the county giving the public quick and easy access to free cancer information and support.
Six ways you can help us
By making a donation
Every penny we receive takes us closer to our ambition of being able to reach and support everyone affected by cancer both locally and across the UK. You can make a donation online now.
By joining one of our events
Whether you’d like to join one of our local organised walks, run a Marathon, climb Kilimanjaro, or simply enjoy a cup of coffee with friends, we have an event to suit you. Visit our events page to learn more .
By organising your own fundraising event
Why not get together with friends and family or your local community group to organise your own fundraising event? We’ve got lots of great ideas to help you get started. Call us on 0300 1000 200 and let us know what you’ve got planned and what we can do to help.
By joining one of our fundraising groups
In 2010, our fundraising groups across Suffolk raised over £180,000 to support people affected by cancer. If you’d like to join one of our existing groups or start one of your own, please call us on 0300 1000 200 and ask to speak to one of our fundraising managers .
By volunteering for us
Whether you’d like to help out in our office, represent Macmillan in your local community, or lend a hand at events, we have a voluntary opportunity to suit you. For more details see our volunteering information, or give us a call on 0300 1000 200.
By getting your colleagues involved
Whatever the size of your organisation or the level of commitment you can give, we can work together and make a difference to people affected by cancer. From events and employee fundraising to sponsorship, payroll giving and joint promotions, we work with all sorts of local companies in all sorts of ways. If you’d like to find out more, please call us on 0300 1000 200.
We are all affected by cancer. We can all help. We are Macmillan.