Macmillan Cancer Support

Charity registered in Scotland SC039907

Founded in 1911, Macmillan Cancer Relief (formerly Cancer Relief Macmillan Fund) works to improve the quality of life for cancer patients and their families. Each year they help more than 200,000 people throughout the UK. They provide funding for Macmillan nurses, doctors and other posts, provide patient grants, fund building developments or refurbishments and provide an information service. They can help by giving benefits advice and showing you how to fill in forms and apply for grants. Find local services on the website.


Current opportunities

Macmillan has an exciting opportunity to create a brand new Fundraising Group in Midlothian to raise vital funds and awareness so that we can support more people affected by cancer when they need us most! There is no pressure, and you can give as much or as little time as you like! Fundraising is a great opportunity to be social and have fun, while making a great difference to people affected by cancer. Join our new Group, and invite your friends to find out more information! We would love to see you there! https://www.facebook.com/groups/665473656945661/

People living with cancer tell us they need emotional support to feel less isolated and lonely and sometimes need some help with practical tasks that they are temporarily having trouble with. By choosing to join us as a Buddy volunteer, you’ll be doing something amazing for people in these extraordinary times, so they can continue to feel connected to the world outside. Together, we can be right there for people with cancer. There are two types of buddy volunteer • Community Buddy – provides face-to-face support in the community or in people’s homes to alleviate loneliness and help with simple practical tasks • Telephone Buddy - Provides telephone support to alleviate loneliness and social isolation for people living with cancer

People living with cancer tell us they need emotional support to feel less isolated and lonely and sometimes need some help with practical tasks that they are temporarily having trouble with. By choosing to join us as a Buddy volunteer, you’ll be doing something amazing for people in these extraordinary times, so they can continue to feel connected to the world outside. Together, we can be right there for people with cancer. There are two types of buddy volunteer (detailed role profiles below): • Community Buddy – provides face-to-face support in the community or in people’s homes to alleviate loneliness and help with simple practical tasks • Telephone Buddy - Provides telephone support to alleviate loneliness and social isolation for people living with cancer

People living with cancer tell us they need emotional support to feel less isolated and lonely and sometimes need some help with practical tasks that they are temporarily having trouble with. By choosing to join us as a Buddy volunteer, you’ll be doing something amazing for people in these extraordinary times, so they can continue to feel connected to the world outside. Together, we can be right there for people with cancer. There are two types of buddy volunteer (detailed role profiles below): • Community Buddy – provides face-to-face support in the community or in people’s homes to alleviate loneliness and help with simple practical tasks • Telephone Buddy - Provides telephone support to alleviate loneliness and social isolation for people living with cancer