Published: 11/05/2017 09:00 - Updated: 11/05/2017 14:48

Macmillan Cancer Support

Macmillan Cancer SupportWhen you have cancer, you don't just worry about what will happen to your body, you worry about what will happen to your life.

At Macmillan, we know how a cancer diagnosis can affect everything, so we're here to support you and help you take back some control in your life – from help with money worries and advice about work, to someone who'll listen if you just want to talk.

Every day 21 people in the north of Scotland hear the devastating news they have cancer, and 11 people die from the illness. This will see the population of people living with cancer in the area nearly double from 50,200 in 2010 to 94,200 in 2030.

We rely on the generosity of our supporters for more than 99% of our income and so we work closely with local people to raise the money needed to provide practical, medical, emotional and financial support for those living with cancer, as well as their families.

Working in partnership with the Citizens Advice Bureaux in Aberdeen, Elgin, Peterhead, Inverness and Fort William, we identified more than £2m in benefits for nearly 900 people affected by cancer in Grampian, £2.5m for 590 people in Highland and £160k for 70 people in Lochaber in 2015.

Nearly 1,800 Macmillan grants totalling more than £300,000 were also issued to people affected by cancer in the north of Scotland in 2015. This helped people to pay for new clothes, travel costs to hospital, household equipment such as beds and washing machines, short breaks away and heating bills.

In addition, 645 people in the north of Scotland called the Macmillan Support Line and more than 330 people visited the charity's Mobile Information Support Service in 2015 for information and support.

No one should face cancer alone. For support, information or if you just want to chat, call us free on 0808 808 00 00 (Monday to Friday, 9am-8pm) or visit

For more information about how to support Macmillan in the north of Scotland, contact Christina Brockman-More at or on 01381 600502.

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