Giving to a Cause

On 25th August this year I will be doing something that I’ve been thinking about for a long time.

My dad needed a MacMillan nurse to support him through his last few months.  I saw what an amazing help she was to mum at the most difficult time of her life, caring for a man who had been her companion for more than 60 years.  She was more than a nurse, she was a friend and mum had nothing but praise for her both during those months and after dad had gone.

On 25th August this year, I intend to give something back to this wonderful organisation.  I not only intend to raise as much money as I possibly can by holding a charity BBQ at my house for the local village, friends, and family.  But I am also going to shave my head for the cause.


For many people affected by cancer, Macmillan nurses are a valued and trusted source of expert information, advice and support – free of charge.

Nearly half of us will be diagnosed with cancer in our lifetimes, which means the need for their work is set to increase dramatically. Thanks to loyal and committed supporters, over 98% of their income in 2013 came from voluntary donations and fundraising, so they make sure to use their money wisely.

Money goes towards funding and supporting a range of health and social care professionals, as well as improving the ways people are supported and the places they’re treated in.

  • towards Macmillan grants, benefits advice and financial guidance.
  • investing in up to date information and support services helps people make informed decisions about their care
  • they campaign for change and raise awareness about the realities of living with cancer
  • they make sure that people can find the emotional support they need and are able to get help with practical issues
  • they organise training opportunities for professionals, volunteers and people affected by cancer
  • they want everyone to feel supported, no matter who they are or where they live.

How can you make me feel even better about shaving my head?  Phone donateHow can you help support MacMillan Nurses Cancer Support?

One way is to text NESR62 £1 (or more if you feel you can) to 70070 or donate through my JustGiving page:


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