Our progress so far: £ $ 2,435.00
LAST YEARS MR CAPTAIN'S CHARITY RAISED £2435
Mr Captain's - MacMillan Cancer Support
Macmillan Cancer Support provides medical, emotional, practical and financial support to local people affected by cancer, and their friends and families.
In Derbyshire alone, over 5632 people are diagnosed with cancer each year and by 2030, there will be 71,300 people living with or beyond cancer. Macmillan provides a range of services that are a lifeline to people affected by cancer. But we simply can’t help everyone who needs us now, let alone those who will need us in the future.
There are almost 78 Macmillan professionals working in clinical environments and the community in Derbyshire. We're also on the high street with Boots Macmillan information pharmacists providing cancer information and support in a place that’s every day, familiar and trusted. We also fund a free Macmillan Support Line (0808 808 00 00 – Monday to Friday 9am – 8pm) which, last year took 982 calls from Derbyshire alone and gave out a total of £102,930 in grants to 678 people affected by cancer. Macmillan also funds the Macmillan Readycall befriending service based in Ashbourne and the Macmillan Rural Health Outreach Service at the Farming Life Centre in the Peak District.
At the Derby Royal, we fund the Information and Support Centre, providing face-to-face advice, support and information for people affected by cancer as well as their friends and families. We are also delighted to announce the launch of our £2.5m appeal to raise funds to build a new Macmillan Cancer Centre at the Chesterfield Royal Hospital, as we respond to the needs of local people across the county.
We believe that no-one should face cancer alone and we need your support now more than ever. Macmillan isn't just made up of nurses, support lines and grants. It is made up of every person who raises money, gives their time and shares their experience with us.
Thanking you in advance for your kind support of my chosen charity for 2016.
JOHN W WALKER – CAPTAIN 2016