Macmillan nurses tie it all together in care
DEALING with cancer without a Macmillan nurse is like going into litigation without a lawyer, Barbara Hampel told North Cotswold FWC.
Barbara, a member of the Macmillan Nurses fundraising team, was speaking at the groups November meeting at the White Hart Royal Hotel, Moreton-in-Marsh, where nearly 40 members had gathered for lunch and to hear about her work.
The cancer relief fund was started in 1911 by Douglas Macmillan who was appalled at the suffering of cancer patients and the inability of people to be able to talk about the disease.
The fund now finances teams of health professionals who give support not only to patients but also to their families. They work in partnership with the National Health Service and it is hoped that after Macmillan has funded a post for three years then the cost will be transferred to the NHS.
The symbol of Macmillan is a green bow which represents "tying it all together" in the care of patients living with cancer.
Contact leader Pauline Pomfrett-Wood presented Barbara with a cheque for £400, the sum raised for Macmillan nurses at a coffee morning.
Contact leader Pauline Pomfrett-Wood presents the cheque to Barbara Hampel of Macmillan Nurses.