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East Lancashire CCG supports Macmillan Coffee Morning

Cancer Commissioning staff at East Lancashire CCG hosted a cake stall as part of the national Macmillan Coffee Morning. Staff were able to donate money to Macmillan in exchange for cakes baked by colleagues. The creative cooking resulted in £293.41 being raised for Macmillan.

The cancer commissioning team, based at Walshaw House supports Macmillan’s ambition to reach and improve the lives of everyone living with cancer and to inspire millions of others to do the same. Across East Lancashire there are high rates of cancer but the good news is that more people are surviving and are living longer following their treatment. Many of these cancer survivors are using the services offered by Macmillan – these include Cancer information and support services, Move More physical activity programmes and Macmillan solutions volunteering service.

The cancer team is nationally recognised for the innovative and dynamic work they are undertaking and this was recognised in the award of a HSJ national patient safety award.

Dr Neil Smith, Macmillan GP says:

"Our ambition is to improve the lives of everyone touched by cancer. We are delighted to continue to strengthen our partnership with Macmillan, and work with patients, GPs hospitals and local authorities to achieve this."

Macmillan produce a range of information and resources which are available on www.Macmillan.org.uk