Macmillan Cancer Support urge people to help

Macmillan Cancer Support urge people to helpTo help people who are suffering from cancer, mid Cheshire residents are being urged by a national charity.

Macmillan Cancer Support is celebrating its 2011 centenary celebrations and it will make an attempt to raise money for making grants possible for many people.

It has been a 100-year-old tradition of the charity to give out money to people who are suffering from cancer and the charity in 1930s had started helping people by helping them with convalescent breaks, grants for care, hot water bottle and artificial limbs.

Liz Taylor, Macmillan support and information officer at the Countess of Chester Hospital, said, “Grants are there basically to cover cancer-related expenses. This could be extra heating or costs of transport. We’ve also given grants for weddings and there was a single mum with a daughter and we gave a grant for a trip to Center Parcs.”

She further added that a problem that is caused by cancer is what we help people in sorting out.

Children, adults and youngsters who are suffering from cancer are being given grants that are available on a means tested basis.