Macmillan in Chichester

2016 UPDATE

Here in the Chichester area, we are proud to be amongst the committees that have raised the most monies for the Macmillan cause and the relief and support of Cancer sufferers and their family and friends.

In 2016, all our wonderful supporters and donors helped us raise an amazing £51,000 through a series of locally organised events, collections and support of national events…. Please see Events for more details. This means that in the past 3 years, we have raised over £150,000… Fantastic!!!  

Our HUGE THANKS to everyone involved…

This website has been created to show what we have done and what we are planning for the months ahead and to give information to those who may be willing to support our activities in one or more ways… as participants, helpers, contributing prizes and/or donating funds.

image001WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO…

Every day 27 people in Sussex hear the devastating news that they have cancer and there are now over 90,000 people in the county living with or affected by cancer.

Cancer affects us all but we can all help to make people’s experience of it better. With your help Macmillan supports a growing number of new services in Sussex including:

  • Macmillan lead acute oncologist nurses working across the Western Sussex Hospital Trust.
  • There is a Macmillan acute oncologist nurse in Worthing & another in Chichester.
  • A Macmillan dietitian at Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, who will support people living in the Chichester area.
  • A Macmillan Lung Cancer Nurse Specialist for the Chichester area. Altogether there are 10 Macmillan nurses based at St Richards.
  • Midhurst Macmillan Specialist Palliative Care Service in West Sussex, leading the way in their field now an exemplar for further options.
  • 240 people in West Sussex received grants for practical help, totalling £72,435 in 2014.
  • Information Centre personnel at St Richards Hospital provide contacts for local facilities.

MACMILLAN UK

Across the UK in 2015, Macmillan reached more people affected by cancer than ever before – an estimated 5.8 million (an increase of 8% over 2014). With around 2.5 million people living with cancer in the UK, this shows we are touching the lives of the people around them too.

  • In 2015, the number of Macmillan Professionals posts increased by 12% to over 8,000 (exc. Boots professionals). We first introduced a team of nurses in 1975 who helped around 250 patients between them. In 2015 our nurses reached over 590k people, and in total we had 6,265 healthcare professional posts.
  • 121 Support services reached over 15k people – +150% more than 2014, as pilot sites bedded in and were able to provide support more people.
  • Mobile Information and Support Service reached almost 75,000 people, including over 3,000 people from the gypsy and traveller community using a new approach at the Appleby Horse Fair.
  • Information and Support Services: 285,000 people were reached through 185 services, including six new or further developed centres including every one of Northern Ireland’s 96 public libraries offering Macmillan information leaflets, and library staff having been given cancer awareness training.
  • Information resources: 3.4 million booklets, leaflets and other resources were distributed in 2015. Many people say that our information talks to them in a way that other cancer information doesn’t.
  • Macmillan support line helped over 62,000 people with our Macmillan nurses answering almost 146,000 calls.
  • Website: Almost 5.4million people visited our site for support last year.
  • We saw an increase of 70% in the use of personalised My.Macmillan accounts. The launch of our online Financial Guidance Tool had over 10,000 unique visitors and with 53% returning to the site.
  • Online community: 780,000 people came to our community, using it 1.6million times… an important way for people to share their experiences and advice.

Cancer in the UK 2014 gives a clear account of the challenges we all face with the threat and the reality of cancer in our lives and how Macmillan is helping those involved. Additionally, the following link gives a lot of information regarding What Macmillan Is All About.

To find out more about what Macmillan is doing nationwide please visit: macmillan.org.uk