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Macmillan Cancer Support

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For the seventh year running, Macmillan is proud to be the official charity for the Larking Gowen City of Norwich Half Marathon in 2017.

To date our fantastic runners have raised over a quarter of a million pounds from this event. In 2017 would love to hit £300,000, can you pull on your trainers and help us? If you fancy joining us take a look at this video to see what the Team Macmillan experience is all about.

Cancer affects us all. There are 2.5 million people living with cancer in the UK today, and as more people live longer with their cancer, this number is set to grow to 4 million by 2030. We want to make sure we can provide support to everyone who needs it, to help people affected by cancer feel more in control of their lives.

Every day in Norfolk 15 people hear the devastating news they have cancer, and 7 people dies from the illness. By 2030, the number of people living with or beyond cancer in the county will fill Norwich City’s Carrow Road stadium two and half times.

Joining Team Macmillan

If you would like a Macmillan Charity Place in the event we ask for a non-refundable registration fee of £100 upfront. You can register for a charity place here, and we’ll send you a welcome pack containing fundraising and training advice, together with a Team Macmillan T-shirt or running vest and iron on letters.

If you’ve secured your own place in this event, please register to join Team Macmillan and we’ll send you a welcome pack containing fundraising and training advice, together with a Team Macmillan T-shirt or running vest and iron on letters.

On the day we’ll be there to support you through your run, with a Team Macmillan welcome first thing so you can meet fellow runners and finishing with a mighty cheer from our volunteer manned cheer point to get you sprinting to the finish line!

If you would like a sponsor form (you'll find one in your welcome pack from us) or any further information, please click here to send us an email or call our running hotline 0300 1000 200. You can also set up online fundraising pages here with JustGiving.

Macmillan provides help in a variety of different forms

Nurses and other specialist health and social care professionals - For many people affected by cancer, Macmillan nurses are a valued and trusted source of expert information, advice and support. There are over 3,000 Macmillan nurses across the UK, over 50 in Norfolk, working both in hospitals and in the community. We also fund occupational therapists, dieticians, GP advisors and many other cancer specialists.

Information services - Macmillan provides huge range of free information leaflets and other materials. We also have information and support centres across the country and mobile information centres that visit high streets, communities and events to bring free, confidential information and support to everyone.

Financial help and advice - Many people find a cancer diagnosis can bring money worries. Macmillan benefits advisers offer specialist advice to help ease these concerns, face-to-face or over the phone, helping people work out what financial help they are entitled to. We also provide Macmillan grants to cover a wide range of practical needs. This can include things such as heating bills, extra clothing, or a much needed break. Last year we provided over £65,000 of grants in Norfolk alone.

Phone service and website – We have cancer support specialists available to offer practical, medical emotional and financial support over the phone. Call free on 0808 808 00 00 Monday to Friday, 9am-8pm whatever the question. Our website www.macmillan.org.uk also offers a wide range of information, and our online community is always full of people ready to listen and offer support.

Cancer Care Centres – Our specially built treatments centres, such as those in Kings Lynn and Bury St Edmunds, provide expert cancer care in a healing environment shaped by patients’ needs.

Influencing policies and legislation – We do many activities to influence changes that provide long lasting benefits to thousands of people affected by cancer now and in the future - such as the removal of prescription charges for cancer patients.