Over the last week Macmillan in the East of England have been celebrating the volunteers within the region who do a whole variety of things in order to help the charity continue to provide the service they do to those suffering from cancer, their families and friends.
I have pinched the next paragraph from Macmillan. Ian, a volunteer from Hertfordshire and Secretary for the Stevenage & North Herts fundraising group says;
“Whatever time you can give to charity it is very much appreciated. Whether you get involved a little or a lot we’re all appreciated the same. We, volunteers, do more than we think we do to help fundraise, bring awareness to the charity and yet it’s so rewarding for me“.
We all have our reasons for wanting to help, whether it’s giving minutes or months, hours or days, the time volunteers give really does matter. But what do Macmillan do for us in Stevenage and North Herts?
Macmillan Cancer Support provide medical, emotional, financial and practical support to people living with cancer and their friends and family.
Every day in Hertfordshire 15 people are diagnosed with cancer. In Stevenage there are 2,500 people living with or beyond cancer. By 2030 that number is expected to rise to 4,700.
We are lucky enough to have 98 Macmillan Professionals in our county to help those people, however we still need your help to raise more funds and provide more services to help the ever increasing number of people who need support.
There are so many different ways in which you can volunteer for Macmillan and give your time. If you would like to see what volunteering opportunities are in your area please visit;