Macmillan Cancer Information Bus is coming to Town

The 25th anniversary of coffee, cake and cancer support

Macmillan Cancer Support’s mobile service is stopping off in Staffordshire, from Monday 14th September to Thursday 17th September, with a team of information and support specialists on board to offer free, confidential, information and support to anyone with questions or worries about cancer, for themselves or anyone they know.

Details of the Visit:

• Monday 14th September 2015
Stone, High Street (outside Co-op store), ST15 8AJ
10am to 4pm

• Tuesday 15th September 2015
Leek, Sheep Market, ST13 5HN
9.00am to 3pm

• Wednesday 16th September 2015
Stoke on Trent, Bagnall Street (outside Victoria Hall), ST1 3AD
​10am to 3pm

• Thursday 17th September 2015
Tunstall, Tower Square, ST6 5AB
9am to 3pm

 

Cancer doesn’t just affect you physically it can impact on all aspects of your life and the team can help with any concern. For example, many people find a cancer diagnosis can bring money worries, with costs they hadn’t considered. Being unable to work and increased costs such as travel to hospital or increased fuel bills can mean money worries become an additional burden.
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Amanda Fry, a Macmillan Information and Support Specialist on the unit, says,

“It’s really important that people living with cancer are able to access the advice and support they are entitled to, including financial support, so they can focus on what’s most important: their health. We can help signpost people to Macmillan benefits advisers who can provide free, confidential advice. We are here to answer any question or concern related to cancer so do come along and see us.”

As well as giving vital support the team will also be letting people know how they can support Macmillan to reach and improve the lives of more people living with cancer by getting involved in The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, Macmillan’s biggest charity fundraising event.

Amanda continues,

“This year our World’s Biggest Coffee Morning celebrates its 25th year and it continues to be a huge success. Last year it raised a record £25million, that’s more than double the amount raised just three years ago. This year’s big day is Friday 25th September and it’s a great excuse to come together with family, friends or colleagues, have some fun and catch up over coffee and cake while raising money for Macmillan. We can only continue to fund our vital cancer support services thanks to our generous supporters so please do sign up and help us ensure no one has to face cancer alone.”

To sign up or find out more about the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning visit www.macmillan.org.uk/coffee or call 0845 602 1246. We’ll send you a lovely kit full of everything you need for a successful coffee morning. It makes inviting your friends and raising the money really easy, so you’ll find organising your coffee morning as simple as can be.

If you cannot visit the mobile service when it comes to Staffordshire but have questions about cancer, visit www.macmillan.org.uk or call Macmillan free on 0808 808 00 00.

Alternatively, for local benefits advice, across Staffordshire, you can contact:
Staffordshire Macmillan Welfare Benefit Service
Disability Solutions, North Staffordshire Medical Institute
Hartshill Road, Hartshill, Stoke on Trent
ST4 7NY
Email: macmillan@disability- solutions.net