Cancer charity Macmillan help over 140 in CCGBC area
During 2020 cancer charity Macmillan gave over £43,200 in hardship grants to people with cancer in Causeway Coast & Glens - meaning over 140 people in the Borough were able to pay for home comforts and essentials, such as heating their homes, travel to hospital appointments, bedding and clothing.
Macmillan grants are means-tested, one-off payments of £350 aimed at helping people living with cancer on low incomes. They can be a huge help especially when many cancer patients are having to shield during the current lockdown by paying for things like a new washing machine or going towards energy bills.
In Causeway Coast & Glens the highest number of grants were given to people living with respiratory cancer.
If you or someone close to you has been diagnosed with cancer, the Macmillan Benefits Service can help. To find out more, call 0300 1 233 233 or email: [email protected]