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Interview: Katie Powell - Macmillan Cancer Support fundraising Manager for Lab Rats Stuart and Andy Lorne's campaign

I recently had the pleasure of meeting someone who makes a living by supporting victims and survivors of cancer. Katie Powell is the fundraising manager helping my two friends Stuart and Andy Lorne from Fighting Fit in their campaign to raise money for Macmilan Cancer Support.

If you would like to make a contribution or check the progress of their campanign, please check it out here. Remember, donations from as little as £5 make a difference and everyone has a fiver to give to support their immediate community.


Interview with Katie Powell from Macmillan Cancer Support

Hello Katie. Please introduce yourself and your involvement with Mcmillan
My name is Katie Powell, I’m a fundraising manager for Macmillan Cancer Support working within Manchester, Salford and Wigan. My job role involves supporting everybody who would like to raise awareness for Macmillan and fundraise with us, that can range from working with supporters who want to do challenge events, hold coffee mornings, have cake sales, raffles  and  arrange of other charity events to supporting our corporate partners in the area.

How did you hear about the Lorne Brothers?
I met Stuart and Andy after they got in touch to ask for support in organising their MMA event for Macmillan. They explained their dad was being supported by Macmillan whilst receiving  treatment for cancer and they wanted to do something to show their appreciation and help raise awareness for the work of Macmillan.

Katie with a very sleepy-looking Liam

What do you think of how they're doing so far?
I was really impressed by their determination d dedication in organising the event, their enthusiasm is just fantastic and I have been more than happy to offer them as much support and guidance as possible. I am really enjoying working with them and wish them lots of luck at the big event! I would also like to say a personal thank you to everybody at Fighting Fit Gym in Manchester for their support of Andy and Stuart and to everybody for their kind donations.

Tell us about Macmillan and what they do
The aim of Macmillan Cancer Support is to reach everybody affected by cancer and make a positive difference in their life. We offer emotional, practical and financial support to all those who need us. We are a national charity, however we work on a very local level, with many Macmillan cancer services being offered in local areas. We are often overwhelmed by the generosity and support communities demonstrate, and the warmth for Macmillan across regions is evident.

Please remember Macmillan Cancer Support needs to continue to grow and meet the needs of people affected by cancer, to enable us to continue to offer and expand our services we really need everybody’s support. If you would like to organise a fundraising event of make a donation please do get in touch!

Tell us how much, say, £100 translates to in regards to salary of a nurse or adviser (adjust the amount if you need to)

What Services Your Money Could Pay For


£1 could pay for 14 copies of our Money worries leaflet. This features information about how we can help with financial difficulties by giving advice on benefits and information on Macmillan Grants.

£2.50 could pay for an audio CD version of The cancer guide. This could help a person with sight loss or visual impairment receive the cancer information they need.

Every £5 we spend on our phone service could lead to our cancer support specialists helping people affected by cancer claim £165 in benefits they are entitled to.

£10 could pay for 21 copies of The cancer guide. This Macmillan booklet can help someone recently diagnosed with cancer, and their families, understand more about cancer, its treatment, and the help available.

£22 could pay for a service provided by volunteers that offers emotional or practical support. The money would also fund a volunteer coordinator and the training and support of up to 30 volunteers for an hour.

£25 could pay for a Macmillan nurse for an hour, helping people living with cancer and their families receive essential medical, practical and emotional support.

£50 could pay for a Macmillan Grant that buys a person with cancer a microwave oven. This would help to make the preparation of food easier.

£100 could pay for a Macmillan Grant that buys fresh bedding for a person with cancer who is dealing with nausea, night sweats or incontinence because of their treatment.

£157 could pay a Macmillan Grant that covers the cost of a person’s travel to hospital for treatment.

£189 could pay for a Macmillan Grant that helps a person living with cancer heat their home when they really need to.

£333 could pay for a Macmillan Grant that helps a family affected by cancer take a holiday and enjoy precious time together.

EVERY PENNY COUNTS!



If you would like to make a contribution or check the progress of their campanign, please check it out here. Remember, donations from as little as £5 make a difference and everyone has a fiver to give to support their immediate community.

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