When cancer had a devastating impact on 70-year-old Ann Robinson’s life, Macmillan Cancer Support was there to help her. She had already recovered from breast cancer once, in 2000, but when doctors discovered it had returned in March 2015, the timing couldn’t have been worse. Her husband had been diagnosed with terminal prostate cancer and was becoming very sick. Ann was his full-time carer.
She underwent a mastectomy at the UCLH Macmillan Cancer Centre in London, followed by chemotherapy and a drug programme. And while the treatment was tough, the information and support at the centre made it feel like a sanctuary, especially as she tried to cope with looking after her husband, who died that September.
‘I was fitted for a wig there,’ she recalls. ‘The women who did it often recognised me across a crowded hospital floor and shouted over a greeting. I’ll never forget that.’
How you can help
Almost a third of Macmillan’s income comes from gifts left in wills. By leaving a legacy to the charity you could help people like Ann for years to come. Macmillan supports people affected by cancer, helping during treatment, with work and money worries, and listening when people just need to talk.
To order Macmillan’s FREE booklet on wills (including details of its discounted will-writing service), please visit macmillan.org.uk/mywill or simply text MYWILL to 70550.
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