Macmillan Cancer Support

Coordinates: 51°29′16.587″N 0°7′23.464″W / 51.48794083°N 0.12318444°W / 51.48794083; -0.12318444
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Macmillan Cancer Support
MottoNo one should face cancer alone
Formation1911; 113 years ago (1911)
FounderDouglas Macmillan
Founded atCastle Cary, Somerset, United Kingdom
TypeCharitable organisation
PurposeProvide specialist health care, information and financial support to people affected by cancer. Or people with relatives affected to it.
Headquarters89 Albert Embankment, SE1 7UQ
Coordinates51°29′16.587″N 0°7′23.464″W / 51.48794083°N 0.12318444°W / 51.48794083; -0.12318444
United Kingdom
Key people
Revenue (2014)
£218.4 million [1]
Staff (2014)
1,474 [1]
Formerly called
  • Society for the Prevention and Relief of Cancer
  • Cancer Relief Macmillan Fund
  • Macmillan Cancer Relief

Macmillan Cancer Support is one of the largest British charities. It provides health care, information and financial support to people affected by cancer. As well as helping with the medical needs of people affected by cancer, Macmillan also looks at the social, emotional and practical impact cancer can have.[2] Macmillan campaigns for better cancer care. Macmillan Cancer Support's goal is to reach and improve the lives of everyone living with cancer in the UK. They are one of Britain's top 1,000 charities.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Annual report and accounts 2014" (PDF). Retrieved 14 August 2019.
  2. Care of the Dying and Deceased Patient: A Practical Guide for Nurses, ed. Philip Jevon (Chichester, West Sussex; Ames, IA: Blackwell, 2009), p. 28
  3. "Britain's top 1,000 charities ranked by donations. Who raises the most money?". The Guardian. Retrieved 19 September 2016.