There are few of us who have not been touched by cancer in one way or another and many of us know family and friends that have been helped or are being supported by Macmillan Cancer Support. Macmillan Cancer Support is here to help everyone with cancer to live life as fully as they can by providing physical, financial and emotional support.
“So, whatever cancer throws their way, we’re right there with them.
Since Douglas Macmillan founded our charity in 1911, we have grown to be the UK’s leading source of cancer support, helping more and more people living with cancer, all with your help.
In 1911, a young man named Douglas Macmillan watched his father die of cancer. His father’s pain and suffering moved Douglas so much, he founded the Society for the Prevention and Relief of Cancer.
Douglas wanted advice and information to be provided to all people with cancer, homes for patients at low or no cost, and voluntary nurses to attend to patients in their own homes.
Today much of Douglas’s legacy lives on. We’ve continually adapted the support we offer to ensure it’s right for people today and will be right in the future too. Our determination to continually improve the experience of cancer is something that will never waver.”*
Phumzile Sikakana, a keen sportswoman, has taken the helm and is looking forward to taking part in several sponsored runs. Hopefully, the whole ApconiX team will be involved in fundraising and our Macmillan Coffee Morning on 27th September at Alderley Park is a highly anticipated event for everyone.
“Macmillan raised over £26 million from the Coffee Morning last year. It’s a fabulous charity”, commented Phum adding, “Choosing a charity is one of the most difficult things to do. We shortlisted a number of charities and all of them deserved our support. We’ve lined up a local charity for 2020 but for the next 7 months we’re going to concentrate on raising as much money as we can for Macmillan Cancer Support”.
Update: Charity changed to The Joshua Tree
*Taken from the Macmillan Cancer Support website.