Macmillan Cancer Support (Scotland)

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.\r\nThey 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/

DUE TO COVID-19 CURRENTY PAUSED BUT STILL OPERATING A WAITING LIST. Helping Matters is a new programme in Fife and as a practical and emotional support volunteer, you'll be doing something amazing for people at a difficult time. Volunteers will be helping someone affected by cancer who will identify the support most useful to them, which may change over time. Activities could include: Practical support such as helping with daily activities such as shopping, gardening and housework. Emotional support such as listening and talking, providing a supportive relationship to help reduce feelings of isolation, offer reassurance and increase confidence. This role involves working unsupervised in the community. Support is available from local Macmillan staff and volunteers will receive an induction and training, plus access to our lone worker personal safety system.