Every day, 9 people in Cornwall and The Isles of Scilly hear the devastating news that they have cancer. That’s over 3,300 people every year. The ripples a cancer diagnosis can cause can affect families, friends and work colleagues.
With a huge increase in the numbers of people affected by cancer anticipated by 2030, thousands more local people may end up feeling lonely and isolated.
That’s why we are building The Cove Macmillan Support Centre in Cornwall, the first dedicated centre of its kind in the County.
The Cove has been designed with patients and their families in mind, with the simple goal of helping anyone affected by cancer to live their lives as well as possible.
Key areas of support within this new state of the art building will include:
*information about how to cope with cancer and its treatment
*a dedicated financial advice service
*a room especially for young people affected by cancer
The centre will open in mid-2016, and will help and support around 13,000 people every year-patients, their families and friends.
The centre will cost around £3 million to build and equip, and we are fundraising for the final £1 million of that figure in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
We would love your community to become involved with fundrsiing for the centre, and this could be your local school, business, pub or social group.
To find out more about The Cove, or to get involved with our appeal, please visit www.macmillanbuilds.co.uk or call 0300 1000 200.
You can also email your local contact, Emma Wright at firstname.lastname@example.org