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Homebase is proud to have chosen Macmillan Cancer Support as their Charity of the Year 2015-2017

When you have cancer, you don’t just worry about what will happen to your body, you worry about what will happen to your life. Whether it’s concerns about who you can talk to, planning for the extra costs or what to do about work, at Macmillan we understand how a cancer diagnosis can affect everything.

No one should face cancer alone. So when you need someone to turn to, we’re here. Right from the moment you’re diagnosed, through your treatment and beyond, we’re a constant source of support, giving you the energy and inspiration to help you take back control of your life.

Senior Partnership Manager, Catrin Hale from Macmillan Cancer Support says:

“We’re thrilled to be working with Homebase in 2015 and 2016.  By funding vital nursing hours, Homebase are helping Macmillan deliver the best quality and experience of cancer care from the point of diagnosis.’

World's biggest coffee morning




All the money raised in the first year of our partnership will fund vital hours of care from Macmillan nurses, helping people living with cancer and their families receive essential medical, practical and emotional support, so that they don’t have to face cancer alone. So far, with the support of our customers, Homebase has funded 7,964 Macmillan nursing hours since March 2015. 

Homebase stores will be supporting this partnership by holding a World’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Macmillan in stores at the end of September so why not drop in and visit your local branch? You can also hold your own Coffee Morning by visiting www.coffee.macmillan.org.uk 

Charmaine, Macmillan breast cancer nurse specialist

"I love my job because I know I make a difference"

Charmaine Case has been a Macmillan Breast Cancer Nurse Specialist for 14 years. Charmaine gives patients a wide range of support.

She says her main role is making sure that patients have the information they need to make informed decisions about their treatment and cancer journey.



Kate
Kate's Story
When Kate was diagnosed with cervical cancer, she had a million and one questions. Thankfully her Macmillan nurse Vikki was there to answer them. And she was still there for Kate throughout her treatment, even when she was told her cancer was incurable. Now Kate’s trying to enjoy the time left with her family. In fact, she says she’s happier than ever – and that’s got a lot to do with Vikki.
You can help in the following ways:

Fundraising: Look out for fundraising activities in your local Homebase store. Check out the Macmillan site to find fund raising events near you.

Online donation: You can make a donation on-line now, please use the donate button below

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For support, information and helpline details, please visit macmillan.org.uk