Getting involved with our campaigns

We want the voices of people affected by cancer to be at the heart of our campaigns. And with your support we can make sure their voices are heard.

By supporting our campaigns you can help improve the day-to-day lives of cancer patients and their families. 

There are lots of ways you can support Macmillan’s campaigns, from attending events to lobbying your MP.

Here we provide all the latest information and materials you'll need to be a successful campaigner.


Help for campaigners

We’ve got some great free resources to make it easy to get involved in our campaigns. Use these tools to promote Macmillan campaigns in your local area, and help us speak out for people affected by cancer.

Watch our film and hear from campaigner Nikki, who met MPs as part of our campaign to tackle the carers crisis. You can read a report about the event on our blog, where you’ll also find all the latest news on our campaigns. the time they left they understood why it's important to support carers.

Nikki, Macmillan Campaigner

Campaigns guide book

Our Campaigns guide book will give you top tips and advice on running or getting involved in a campaign.

You can download the campaigns guidebook [PDF, 2.2MB] here or order a hard copy from be.macmillan.

Meeting a decision maker

Decision makers include people like your MP. These people have a lot of influence to help change things for the better. It’s their job to listen to the concerns of the people in their area, so don’t be shy about setting up a meeting to explain why your campaign is important. 

We have lots of resources to help you write a letter. Be prepared for your meeting – come armed with an agenda noting the key points you want to cover.

Organising an event

Holding an event with key decision makers and fellow campaigners is a great way to mobilise support for your campaign. You can download our template meeting agenda to help the meeting run smoothly.

Don’t forget to capture the event on camera to help promote your success. Use our photo consent form to make sure you have permission from people to use their picture after the event.

Getting a local newspaper interested

You might be holding an event or have a compelling story about a local resident to share. Either way, using the local press is a great channel for promoting your events, spreading your campaign messages, and getting more people on board. Download our template press release to help spread the word.

Frequently asked questions

By supporting our campaigns locally you can help improve the day-to-day lives of people affected by cancer. We have answered some frequently asked questions below. If you need more support please get in touch.

I am short on time, what can I do to help?

If you’re not already signed up as one of our growing network of e-campaigners, take a minute to sign up today. As an e-campaigner you will receive regular email updates on our campaigns and what you can do to help. 

We may ask you to sign a petition, email your MP or share our campaign actions with your friends. Whatever it might be, taking action is quick, easy and can make a real difference.


What's the best way to keep up to date with our latest news and campaigns actions?

Follow us @Mac_campaigns for live updates or read our campaigns blog to find out how we’re working to improve the lives of people affected by cancer.


How can I find out whats going on around the UK?

How can I support Macmillan locally?

As well as campaigning, there are many other ways to get involved with Macmillan. Find out about other ways to get involved with Macmillan’s work.


Become an e-campaigner

If you’d like to become an e-campaigner to be kept up to date with our work, sign up here.

By being part of the network you will have the opportunity to take action and make a real difference.

Just fill in the details in our form and we will keep you up to date with ways in which you can support our campaigns. You'll also get the latest news from our campaigns through our e-newsletter every two months.