MacMillan Cancer Support presentation

Tue, Mar 20th 2018 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Becky Read, Fundraising Manager for Macmillan Cancer
Support gave a presentation about their work, tracing the history
and growth of the charity.


Founded as the ‘Society for the Prevention and Relief of Cancer' by Douglas Macmillan in 1911, using his £10 inheritance following the death of his father from 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' legacy lives on and they are now one of the UK’s largest charities, funding over 4500 nurses and providing help and support to thousands of cancer patients and their families.

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