Colleen Day received support from Macmillan after she was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 32. This support spurred Colleen on to do something for Macmillan by hosting a Night In.
‘I was diagnosed in January and my first chemo was in February, so it all moved pretty quickly. My first concern was my daughter. I knew I needed to do everything possible just to stay alive for her.
‘Macmillan helped me massively. They took the strain off of things just by making information accessible when I needed it.
‘I was in the middle of my chemo when I saw an advert for Macmillan’s Night In and I thought, yeah, why not? I phoned Macmillan up, got a pack through the post and asked a few friends to help me organise my evening.
‘It was really nice to spend time with everyone who was helping me and to see people I hadn’t seen for a while. We had cocktails and nibbles, and I did a raffle. It helped me take my mind off everything.
‘In total we raised more than £2,500 – which included an online auction. I chose to do a Night In because I thought it was a really fun thing to do, and an easy way to fundraise.
‘Not only are Macmillan at the other end of the phone, but they support you through the whole thing. Just knowing they’re there makes me feel safe.’
Hear Colleen's story, in her own words.
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