Our Charity - Macmillan Cancer Support

Photo Credit:  Peter Hellberg

One in three of us will get cancer and it’s the toughest thing most of us will ever face. If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, or a loved one has, you’ll want a team of people in your corner supporting you every step of the way.

As treatments improve, more and more people are living with cancer in their daily lives. This means they need more than medical help, they also need practical, emotional and financial support.

Macmillan provides practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care.

Macmillan’s ambition is to reach and improve the lives of everyone living with cancer and to inspire millions of others to do the same. It’s a huge goal and at the Splash of Green head quarters we are very pleased to be supporting Macmillan Cancer Support with our 5th Charity fundraiser.   

Macmillan Horizon Centre (Support, Information & much more)

Every year more than 7,500 people in Sussex are told they have cancer. Set to open in Autumn 2016, the Sussex Macmillan Cancer Support Centre is expertly designed with input from people affected by cancer. The centre will offer all round support from a team of specialists in a calm, friendly and welcoming environment - so no one in Sussex has to face cancer alone.  The Macmillan Horizon Cancer Support Centre in Brighton is a partnership between Macmillan, Sussex Cancer Fund and Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust.

Photo Credit:  Mitya Ku

Della "Ferrari" Lamden, Organiser

I was lucky.  When I was diagnosed with cancer I had a Macmillan nurse at my hospital bedside.  When I returned home, a Macmillan nurse visited and flushed out my tubes.  When I was in the height of treatment a Macmillan nurse was there to answer my clinical questions.  When I was distressed with my hair loss, a Macmillan nurse directed me to the wig shop.  When I had no money from being unable to work, Macmillan arranged a grant to pay for my car tax.  When my cancer returned and I didn't know where to turn, a Macmillan nurse listened to my woes and gave me words of hope and encouragement.  

It shouldn't be a matter of luck.  Everyone affected by cancer should receive this vital support.  The new centre will help tremendously. 

This is my way of giving back.

Cancer diagnosis 2005