Who are Macmillan Cancer Support?

The charities we work with do amazing things every day: improving the lives of countless people across the UK and even the world. 

And when we get to add a new name to our pretty illustrious list of legendary charity partners, we can’t wait to shout about it. 

So, can we get a drumroll please. Because, for the first time ever, we are partnering with the incredible Macmillan Cancer Support in the Omaze Million Pound House Draw, Devon. 

In 1911, Douglas Macmillan set up the Society for the Prevention and Relief of Cancer, determined to improve the experiences of those with cancer after watching his father pass away.

Over 100 years later, Macmillan has well and truly earned its place as the UK’s leading source of cancer support, helping more and more people living with cancer by providing support with their cancer treatment, how they’re feeling, their money and their work. But they can’t do it alone. The charity relies almost entirely on public donations to provide the vital support so many depend on. Donations from people just like you.   

With an estimated 3 million people living with cancer in the UK right now, and someone receiving a cancer diagnosis at least every 90 seconds, the work Macmillan does to help everyone with cancer live life as fully as they can has never been more vital. 

And that support comes in various forms, reaching an estimated 2.4 million people in 2021 alone: 

  • Expert cancer advice and information: via the Macmillan Support Line; in person at Macmillan cancer centres in hospitals, hospices, libraries and other community locations; and via their award-winning cancer booklets and website information centre.

  • Peer support spaces: available through their Online Community, social media channels and self-help/support groups.

  • Multiple volunteer support services: including buddying or befriending services whereby volunteers help with everyday tasks, keeping someone company and supporting people to return to work after a cancer experience.

  • Macmillan Grants: one-off payments to help people on low incomes receive immediate support with costs caused by, or related to their cancer.

  • Welfare benefits advice: to help people affected by cancer across the UK access the benefits, tax credits, and grants they are entitled to

  • Direct support: including Macmillan allied health professionals, GPs, nurses and support workers.

  • “Because cancer can affect your life in so many ways, Macmillan Cancer Support does whatever it takes to give people the support they need. Whether you, or a loved one, needs help paying bills, advice on benefits, or a listening ear, we’re here.


    We estimate that there are currently 3 million people living with cancer in the UK. The charity relies almost entirely on public donations to provide the vital support so many depend on.


    We’re delighted to partner with Omaze. The funds raised through this partnership will help Macmillan continue to do whatever it takes to support everyone with cancer to live life as fully as they can.”


    Gemma Peters, CEO at Macmillan Cancer Support

    So, if you’re excited by the chance to win a Beautiful House in Devon worth over £2,000,000, along £100,000 in cash, all while supporting the incredible work of Macmillan Cancer Support, do something omazing and enter now. 

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