Cancer charity seeks support of local people

Macmillan Fundraising Manager for Northumberland, Jane Curry
Macmillan Fundraising Manager for Northumberland, Jane Curry

Macmillan cancer support is appealing to the Northumberland public for help to make sure no one in the local area faces cancer alone.

In the Northumberland area Macmillan provides local support to cancer patients, their carers, families and friends and guides people through the system, supporting them every step of the way.

The charity also funds nurses and other specialist health care professionals.

Jane Curry, Fundraising Manager for the area will be in Ashington on Tuesday April 29 to meet people who are interested in supporting Macmillan.

Jane said: “There are two million people living with cancer in the UK today and, as more people live longer with their cancer, this number is set to grow.

“The needs of people affected by cancer are not fully met today, let alone tomorrow, so Macmillan must increase its support for people affected by cancer.

“Right now, we can only reach one in three people who need our help, which is why we vitally need your support.

“All the money you raise will go towards helping us maintain and develop services in the local area.”

“There are so many ways you can help Macmillan, you can organise your own fundraising event, take on a challenge running, hiking, swimming, take part in Good night In, World’s Biggest Coffee morning or would your company like to choose us as your nominated charity for the year? We are also looking for volunteers to represent Macmillan, whether you would like to give talks, attend cheque presentations, do collections or would like to get involved in our new corporate volunteer role.”

Jane will be at the Nursery Park Medical Centre on Tuesday 29th April between 10am – 4pm or can be contacted on 07809 554 959 or email

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Anyone who has questions about cancer can call the Macmillan Support Line free on 0808 808 00 00, Monday to Friday, 9am-8pm or by visiting