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Macmillan Cancer Support bus set to visit Oakham and Uppingham

Free cancer information and support will be available when the Macmillan Cancer Support bus rolls into the county next week.

The mobile service will be in Uppingham and Oakham with cancer information specialists on hand to answer questions and provide information. The team encourages anyone with worries relating to cancer to stop by, whether you’re living with cancer, or a carer

The team are highlighting issues around the financial impact of cancer in particular, which according to Macmillan research, leaves 83 per cent of people on average £570 a month worse off. This is often due to being unable to work and having increased costs such as travel to hospital or increased fuel bills.

Macmillan bus (6851906)
Macmillan bus (6851906)

They will be in the Market Place in Uppingham on Monday, February 4, from 9am to 3pm, and outside Oakham Wines in High Street, Oakham, on Tuesday, February 5, at the same time.

Caroline Lewis, a Macmillan Information and Support Specialist on the unit, said: “It’s really important that people living with cancer are able to access the financial advice and support they are entitled to, so they can focus on what’s most important: their health. We can help signpost people to Macmillan benefits advisers who can provide free, confidential advice.We’re here to answer any questions about cancer. Whether you want to know what symptoms to look out for, need advice about managing the side effects of your treatment, or want to find local support for carers, come along and see us. We’d be happy to help.”

For further information about Macmillan’s mobile information service, and planned visits, go to www.macmillan.org.uk/mobileinfo

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