World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

On Friday 30th September between 10 – 12 am we will be hosting The Worlds Biggest Coffee morning again down at Langley Lodge in Langley Park.  We will be joined by the Mayor, Councillor Julia Webb and John Pearson, Executive Director of Macmillan Cancer Support Operations. We’ve been doing these events for a few years … Read more

‘I don’t know where to start’

Kathleen Gillett of Dorset Macmillan Advocacy looks at the plight of older carers: We are currently supporting a lady in her late 70s who has a long term health condition and was until only a few weeks ago cared for by her husband.  A sudden deterioration in his health owing to a progression in his … Read more

Celebrating our brilliant volunteers

Back in June we celebrated the great work of our volunteers. Today Samantha Jones from Age Connects Cardiff & the Vale tells us about their celebration event: As part of National Volunteers’ Week on a very hot Friday in June, volunteers and staff from Age Connects Cardiff and the Vale Cancer Older People and Advocacy … Read more

It’s a lottery, even in the same postcode!

Today, with kind permission, we reproduce a post written by Chris Lewis a good friend of our Cancer, Older People and Advocacy work and first published on his own blog recently:   The work that I do in cancer support has changed dramatically over the years, and I have had to adjust with the increase of demand … Read more

I have found this a really rewarding task and confirmed what I know that ICANN is a good and well led charity.

Did you know that as part of our work we’ve developed Quality Standards for the provision of advocacy support for older people affected by cancer? The standards set out what clients should expect when they receive independent cancer advocacy services.  They are the standards that are demonstrated on a day-to-day basis by good older people’s cancer advocacy … Read more

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