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 Coventry, Warwickshire and Northamptonshire.
Focus on Coventry and Warwickshire
With the Easter holidays well and truly over, now is a time when lots of people are looking for a sporting challenge, something to work off all those chocolate eggs. Fundraising for charity is a great way of doing that whilst supporting a good cause at the same time. But what happens to the money you raise?
Last year Macmillan was able to commit over £784,800 in Coventry and Warwickshire, helping to support over 22,300 people living with or beyond cancer across the county. That means there are now around 60 Macmillan professionals working in Coventry and Warwickshire.
One of the latest additions to the team is Sandeep Chahal, Macmillan Clinical Nurse Specialist in cancers of the female reproductive system – or gynaecological oncology – at University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust. Sandeep said: ‘It’s my role to provide information, advice and support to women being investigated for, or diagnosed with, a gynaecological cancer.
‘I aim to provide my patients and their carers with continuous support and specialist care planning. We talk, I listen and this is the start of our journey together, underpinning personalised care. My patients are the foundation of my enthusiasm and drive to deliver a service that they know they are the centre of and one I am proud of.
‘The best part of this job is when I know I have got the basics right and patients can identify me as their go-to specialist nurse for advice and support. Macmillan health care professionals have always inspired me because they want to deliver only the best. Holding the Macmillan flag makes me feel honoured.’
So with the support of local fundraisers and volunteers, we can keep supporting posts like Sandeep’s, and team up with partners like University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust to provide the best cancer care possible here in your community. With your help, we can make sure no one in Warwickshire has to face cancer alone.
If you’re interested in holding or attending a fundraising event, getting involved with a fundraising group or committee, or would like to choose Macmillan as your charity of the year, please contact Mandy on 07793 118731 and email@example.com or Sarah on firstname.lastname@example.org and 07545 423359.
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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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Meet the team
I am the Fundraising Manager for Coventry and North Warwickshire, and have been with Macmillan for three years.
I want everyone to have Macmillan help. My Dad didn’t, and after speaking to people who had a Macmillan nurse, they had such a better experience when a loved one was diagnosed with cancer. My dad felt very alone and I want to make sure no one else faces cancer alone.
I am the Fundraising Manager for South Warwickshire and I absolutely love my job. It is so fulfilling and I meet so many passionate and lovely people.
In 2012, my amazing best friend lost his fight with cancer. I made a promise to my friend that I would continue to help others by running the Birmingham Half Marathon and raising money to make the lives of people affected by cancer and their family’s lives more comfortable.
In July 2013, I started working as a Fundraising Manager for Macmillan Cancer Support. Through making presentations to a range of audiences and supporting local fundraising events, I feel that I am giving something back to this amazing charity and helping to make a positive difference to people whose lives have been touched in some way by a cancer diagnosis. We are all affected by cancer, and we can all help.
I am Fundraising Manager for Northamptonshire. I've been fortunate to meet some amazingly inspirational people during my time with Macmillan. I love the fact that this doesn’t feel like a job, its more of a passion.
My background is in marketing mainly for technology companies, but I sadly lost my wonderful husband to Pancreatic Cancer after a very brief illness.
Our daughter was very young at the time and I used my energy to set up my own business and also to carry out some fundraising events. This felt far more fulfilling than other career paths I had chosen, and I am delighted to be helping other companies, groups, associations and individuals to reach their fundraising goals for such a wonderful and worthwhile cause.
Volunteering for us
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.