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Warwickshire residents affected by cancer reminded they can reach out to Macmillan over Christmas

Laura Kearns 20th Dec, 2020

PEOPLE affected by cancer in Warwickshire are being reminded Macmillan is there for them this Christmas.

Macmillan Information and Support Lead at South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust, Deborah Smith says those with the illness are not a burden and they can reach out for support.

She told the Observer: “Cancer doesn’t stop at Christmas. Despite the five-day amnesty in covid 19 restrictions over the festive period, Christmas is still likely to be very different this year. People living with cancer might feel more lonely and scared over the festive period, unable to see people or do things they would usually do to lift their spirits. They may feel like a burden at a time when we are typically expected to be joyful.

“That’s why we want anyone across Warwickshire who has been affected by cancer to know that we are there for them this Christmas.

“Macmillan’s support line is open today and every day over the holiday season between 8am to 8pm. Anyone affected by cancer can call and our website has lots of information and an option for you to chat to an expert online. There’s also our online community where people share experiences, ask questions and talk to people who understand what they might be going through.

“Making someone feel better is the best possible gift at Christmas and that’s why our services will be open for those who need them.”

Call 0808 808 00 00 or visit macmillan.org.uk to speak to an expert.

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