LETTER TO EDITOR: Cancer doesn’t stop at Christmas


For many of us, this Christmas will feel more normal than the one we experienced last year. But for people living with cancer in London, it might feel just as isolating as it did 12 months ago. They might still be shielding, be worried about coping with treatment side effects or feel like a burden to their families.

Cancer doesn’t stop at Christmas, and neither does our support. That’s why we want anyone across London who has been affected by cancer to know that we are there for them this Christmas.

You can find out about what support is available in your area, including Information and Support Centres and Benefits Advice Services as well as local support groups to join, by entering your postcode in the www.macmillan.org.uk/inyourarea section of our website. Here you’ll be able to find a phone number, email address and centre opening times local to you over the festive period.

Macmillan’s national support line is also open every day between 8am to 8pm. Anyone affected by cancer can call free on 0808 808 00 00. The website, www.macmillan.org.uk, has lots of information and an option for you to chat to an expert online. There’s also our online community where people share experiences, ask questions and talk to people who understand what they might be going through.

Macmillan is here to do whatever it takes to support you from the moment you are diagnosed – that includes at Christmas time. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you need information, support or just someone to talk to.

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas from Macmillan!

Katy Chaytor
Communications Officer