SPOTLIGHT ON A CHARITY

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February 2017

About

Macmillan want to reach and improve the lives of everyone living with cancer and to inspire millions of others to do the same.  There are 2.5 million people living with cancer in the UK today, and as more people live longer with their cancer, this number is set to grow to 4 million by 2030.  Macmillan want to make sure they can provide support to everyone who needs it.

Research

Macmillan's research helps them, and others, understands the needs, numbers and experiences of people affected by cancer, to develop and influence better care and services.  They find out what matters to people affected by cancer and fight for the best deal.  They help shape policies and work with the government to improve lives.

 
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The world's biggest coffee morning!

The first coffee morning was held in 1990.  The first nationwide coffee morning was held in 1991 with 2,600 people registering to hold one.  Over the years the coffee morning has diversified with world records attempts such as the highest coffee morning (on a jet fighter), the deepest (down Poldark mine) and the most distant (Antarctica).  Macmillan themselves hold the Guinness World Record for the largest simultaneous coffee party.

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Today....an average of 6 million cups of coffee and 12 million slices of cake are consumed!

You are not alone campaign 2016/2017

The aim of the campaign is to ensure no-one walks alone when facing the toughest fight they may ever have. They are there when you need someone to turn to, right from diagnosis, through your treatment and beyond.  They want to help you take back control of your life and feel more like yourself again.

The future

Macmillan's ambition is to reach and improve the lives of everyone living with cancer.  They want to ensure they are offering the best information, advice and resources for everyone.