Macmillan Cancer Information & Support Service Manager Sue qualified as a nurse in 1990 and has over 16yrs experience of working within cancer care. Sue was a Macmillan Lung Cancer Nurse before working as a Macmillan Cancer Information & Support Service Manager. Sue Joined the Bolton Macmillan Cancer Information & Support Service in December 2014, and feels very priviledged to be part of a much needed service. Sue has trained as a 'Hope course' facilitator, which is a course that supports people following cancer treatment and helps people overcome some of the issues that cancer and its treatment brings. Sue is passionate about providing a high quality information & support service that meets the needs of people affected by cancer.
Macmillan Cancer Information & Support Service Officer Kelly joined Macmillan following 12 years with the Ambulance Service as a Paramedic. Kelly is excited to be involved with the Cancer Information & Support Services in Bolton and is passionate about improving the lives of people affected by cancer, she feels very privileged to support patients and their families during difficult times. Kelly enjoys doing cancer awareness events and plans to continue with these in the future.
Macmillan Cancer Information & Support Service Assistant Jodie graduated from the University Centre at Blackburn College with BSc (Hons) Applied Psychology. Jodie has previously worked at a refuge for women and children escaping domestic abuse. Jodie has experience of giving emotional and practical support to people in difficult and distressing situations. Jodie joined the team in March 2015 and feels very privileged to be part of the Macmillan Cancer Information & Support Service, ensuring people affected by cancer in Bolton feel well supported and have access to the information they need.
Joanne joined the team in August 2017 as our Macmillan Cancer Information & Support Service Assistant. Joanne previously worked for the NHS with Oldham’s Health and Wellbeing Service where she supported clients with diet, exercise and stop smoking advice. She has also worked for the Oldham Macmillan 1-1 Support Team. Joanne has experience of both emotional and practical support and feels honoured to be part of the Macmillan Cancer Information & Support Service.
Sara joined the Macmillan Cancer Information & Support Service having previously worked as a Citizens Advice Bureau Adviser for the Health and Wellbeing Team in Salford.She has had extensive experience assisting with the maximisation of benefits for people with long term health conditions. Sara has also worked for a Local Community Led Charity working with hard to reach people to help them access services to improve and maintain health. She is passionate about providing high quality information and advice around benefits and helping people affected by cancer with their finances during such a difficult time.
Our team of dedicated volunteers help to support the Macmillan Cancer Information & Support Service by each giving an average of 3-4 hours per week. In this time volunteers enable anyone affected by cancer to access emotional support and a listening ear. Our volunteers are at the heart of what we do, and we couldn’t manage without them. By donating a couple of hours of their time each week, our volunteers are ensuring that people affected by cancer in your local community get the right support, at the right time for them. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please see the Get Involved page for more information.