Macmillan Cancer Support
We’re thrilled to have you on board! We can’t thank you enough for taking part in the Fred Whitton Challenge for Macmillan Cancer Support. Your hard work will make all the difference to people affected by cancer.
How your support helps
Today, 89 people in the UK will be diagnosed with cancer, and there are two million people in the UK living with the disease. More than one in three of us will get cancer at some stage in our lives, so it really does affect us all.
Macmillan wants to reach and improve the lives of everyone living with cancer, and ensure that no one has to face it alone. We’re the nurses helping people through treatment. The experts on the end of the phone. The advisers telling people about the benefits they’re entitled to. The volunteers giving people a hand with the everyday things. The campaigners pushing for better cancer care. The fundraisers who make it all possible.
We count on our supporters to fund 99% of our services. So it’s thanks to the efforts and generosity of people like you that we are able to be there for people during the toughest fight of their lives.
- £27 could fund a Macmillan nurse for an hour.
- £181 could pay for a Macmillan social worker or family support worker for a day.
- £372 could help run a small Macmillan information and support centre for a day.
- £500 could pay for a spa pampering day for all the members of a self-help and support group.
- £1,010 could pay to operate our Support Line for an hour, providing an average of 32 people with essential information and support.
- £2,030 could pay for 10 Macmillan palliative care nurses for a day. They help terminally ill people, and their families or carers, to cope with the diagnosis and support them so they can continue with their daily activities.
- £4,393 could pay for a Macmillan nurse for a month
For many of you, the prospect of fundraising may seem more daunting than the training itself, but don’t worry, we are here to help!
If you haven’t done so already, you can simply create your JustGiving page online – CLICK HERE for details. Your page will be automatically linked to the Fred Whitton Challenge, which will enable us to accurately report how much all participants have raised.
Alternatively, download our Sponsorship Form from the website or use the sponsorship form included in your registration pack.
As well as asking for sponsorship from family, friends and work colleagues, you can boost your fundraising in a variety of ways.
What a difference gift aid makes
Every gift you make to Macmillan – whatever its value – could be worth more at no extra cost to you just by choosing to Gift Aid it. Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs will add an extra 25p to every £1 you give to Macmillan
It’s simple. As soon as you give your permission, we can claim the tax back on your donation. This means that a £10 donation will be worth £12.50 and for every £50 gift, we will actually receive £62.50.
If you are a UK tax payer, you are eligible for gift aid. Even if you are not employed, you are still eligible if you are paying tax on any of the following:
- Personal or occupational pension
- Stocks and shares
- Bank and building society savings accounts
- Rental income
- Overseas and UK investment dividends.
So, please encourage all your sponsors to tick the gift aid box on your sponsor form or online via Justgiving. With 2,000 participants taking part in the challenge, we can raise so much more money with a simple tick. Thank you.