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Preston and South Ribble cancer charity looking for help

Posted on - 2nd August, 2020 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Health, People, Preston News
The Macmillan Cancer Support bus

The Macmillan Preston and South Ribble Fundraising Committee helps to fund Macmillan nurses and other health professionals.

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It also supports people living with cancer at a time where it is needed the most.

As Covid-19 continues to leave people with cancer feeling isolated and alone, the pandemic is also impacting upon their care and treatment.

Whether it’s creating new services, adapting old ones, or speaking up when it matters, Macmillan is doing everything possible to ensure people living with cancer get the support they need.

Tony Bonser, Chair of the Preston and South Ribble Fundraising Committee, said: “Macmillan is entirely funded by public donations and is also faced with a huge drop in income because of the current pandemic.

“We need the public’s help so we can continue to be there for the thousands of people with cancer who rely on us for physical, financial and emotional support.

“We know times are tough, but cancer knows no boundaries and continues to affect one in two of us. We really need to keep these vital support services in place, but we can’t do it alone.”

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The Preston and South Ribble Fundraising Committee has followed government guidance and has postponed or cancelled all its face-to-face fundraising, which means they will face a massive decline in their income this year. ​

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Macmillan is asking people to give what they can via the Preston and South Ribble Fundraising Committee webpage. Alternatively, donations can be made via the Supporter Care Team on 0300 1000 200.

If you or anyone you know is affected by cancer, Macmillan is available for information, support or just someone to talk to on 0808 808 0000 (free to call, seven days a week, 8am to 8pm) or at www.macmillan.org.uk.

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