No one facing cancer should walk alone…


Cancer is the toughest fight most of us will ever face. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed, you need a team of people in your corner supporting you every step of the way. That’s who we are.


We are the nurses and therapists helping you through treatment. The experts on the end of the phone. The advisers telling you which benefits you’re entitled to. The volunteers giving you a hand with the everyday things. The campaigners improving cancer care. The community supporting you online, any time. The fundraisers who make it all possible.


When the time is right, you can do something to help. We can all be part of the team. We are Macmillan Cancer Support.


Sadly, almost 1 in 2 of us will receive a cancer diagnosis at some point in our lifetime, and nationally a staggering 2.5 million people are currently living with the disease.  And this figure is set to increase to 4.5 million people by 2030.


Last year Macmillan offered some sort of support to 5.8million people (not only sufferers, but carers, friends and families) in some way or other. 97% of our income comes from voluntary donations, so we rely on fundraisers make all our work possible. Thanks to your generosity, the Ripon Cathedral Carol Concert has to date raised £280,191, enough to fund 10,377 Macmillan nurse hours.


If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with cancer, you’re not alone. To find out what to expect, get information or practical advice and support, call 0808 808 00 00 (Monday to Friday, 9am-8pm.)