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/

We are looking for people to help lead and inspire our Macmillan Action Team volunteers at events across the Edinburgh area. What’s involved? Coordinate and organise volunteers to take part in local activities like cheering at events or bucket collections. Support, inspire, lead and motivate volunteers on the day so they have an excellent volunteering experience. Count and bank cash collected, if applicable. Signpost people to Macmillan’s website or helpline number for support.
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Action Team Volunteers are central to Macmillan's fundraising and awareness raising. Join our friendly UK-wide team of volunteers to make a difference and help Macmillan reach more people living with cancer. This is a varied, family friendly and fun way to get involved as part of Team Macmillan. What’s involved? You’ll provide support when you can, depending on activities taking place in your local area, which could include: • Marshall, cheer, collect money or provide practical support in other ways at our events - from walks to marathons, cycles, swims and race days. Other locations may be festivals/gigs, special events, fetes, and balls • Support Macmillan locally by spreading the word through campaigning, in-office support, putting up posters, and using your social media accounts • Other ad-hoc activities may arise on the day What will you get out of it? • Use your communication and influencing skills to talk about what Macmillan provides • Develop your listening and empathising skills • Be a part of a friendly team that makes a difference in the community • Receive a briefing and support on the day, and pre-agreed out-of-pocket expenses reimbursed within our guidelines