The Cost of Macmillan Services
As anyone who reads this blog will know I do the majority of my fundraising for Macmillan Cancer Support and I thought I’d take a bit of time to share with you what your money contributions actually mean for the services Macmillan offers.
This is only a few examples as I could go on for a few pages all the costs and benefits provided, so I’ll stick with what’s close to my fundraising targets.
£8 pays for the assessment pack that enables a cancer Clinical Nurse Specialist to assess and care plan the needs of 100 people with cancer.
£27 could pay for a Macmillan nurse for an hour.
£203 could pay for a Macmillan nurse for a day.
£1,014 could pay for a Macmillan nurse for a week.
£4,393 could pay for a Macmillan nurse for a month.
Macmillan nurses help people living with cancer and their families receive essential medical, practical and emotional support.
These figures above also apply for lymphoedema specialists, physiotherapists, dietitians, pharmacists, information radiographers, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists and palliative care nurses.
Social workers and family support workers
£26 could pay for a Macmillan social worker or family support worker for an hour.
£181 could pay for a Macmillan social worker or family support worker for a day.
£904 could pay for a Macmillan social worker or family support worker for a week
£3,917 could pay for a Macmillan social worker or family support worker for a month.
Social Workers or Family Support Workers work with community and social services agencies to help people manage the social and practical problems of living with cancer.
Running an information centre
£71 could help run a large Macmillan information and support centre for an hour.
£372 could help run a small Macmillan information and support centre for a day.
£569 could help run a large Macmillan information and support centre for a day.
£1,862 could help run a small Macmillan information and support centre for a week
Macmillan Support Line (0808 808 00 00)
Our support line is staffed by cancer support specialists. They are here for everyone affected by cancer, whatever they need. They can answer questions about cancer types and treatments, provide practical and financial support to help people live with cancer, and are there if someone just wants to talk.
£1,010 could operate our phone service for an hour. In this time, our cancer support specialists could answer 32 calls and emails from people who want questions answered, need practical or financial support, or just want to chat. (This figure is for an average hour; more people are helped during the phone service’s peak hours.)
I’ll leave it at that, but there is so much more they do from running there fantastic support website to giving people grants and helping with the costs that arise from the condition and it’s treatment.