CHARITY OF THE YEAR 2019/20
This year Phoenix Choir has chosen to support
Macmillan Cancer Support.
As well as helping to raise awareness about the invaluable work they do, the charity will receive the proceeds of the retiring collections at our concerts and from our carol singing in Eastbourne Town Centre.
What we do
We make sure we’re offering the best information, advice and resources for everyone. Macmillan’s research helps us, and others, understand the needs and experiences of people affected by cancer, to develop and influence better care and services. We find out what matters to people affected by cancer, and fight for the best deal. We help shape policies and work with the government to improve lives. Macmillan offers a range of free courses, workshops and e-learning for people affected by cancer, including carers, family members, volunteers and community members. In 2018 we estimate 1.9m people received in-depth, personal support from our Macmillan professionals or services.
We take the time to understand you as a person, so that we can provide the support, tools and inspiration you need to find your best way through. We do it like this because we understand everyone's cancer journey is unique. We're here to help you live life as fully as you can, by providing physical, financial and emotional support.
Physical cancer support
Cancer and treatment can have a big impact on your body. So it’s important to look after your physical well-being. We’re right here to help. We can explain treatment options, help with side effects and give you the support you need to eat healthily and keep active.
Emotional cancer support
Having cancer can make you feel all sorts of emotions. It’s natural to be upset and anxious, even angry. And this can be hard on your personal relationships. We understand and we’re right here with support, information, our Online Community and someone to just listen if you need to talk.
Financial cancer support
If cancer makes money a worry we’re here for you. Our advisers can help if you’re finding it hard to pay the bills or cover extra costs like getting to hospital. We’re also here if cancer causes problems at work or if you need help with claiming benefits.
Charities previously supported include:
Children with Cancer Fund
Help for Heroes
Medical Detection Dogs
The Alzheimer's Society
Pancreatic Cancer UK
The Rockinghorse Children's Charity