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Written by on 13th January 2017

Macmillan Cancer Support is asking people in Wales to make volunteering their 2017 New Year resolution.

The charity is looking for volunteers to help it reach even more people in Wales who are affected by cancer.

Macmillan is looking for a range of volunteers, including ambassadors to deliver talks about Macmillan, fundraising group members to help organise local events, action team members who could help cheer on our incredible runners, cyclists or swimmers or people who can help with local collections.

Whatever the role, volunteers will be helping Macmillan to increase awareness and raise money to help us support people affected by cancer.

Regional Fundraising Volunteer Manager Catherine Winder, said:

“January is a time for new beginnings, and setting ourselves resolutions for the year ahead – so why not set yourself a worthwhile resolution for 2017?

“Whether you can give one hour every three months or one day a week, there is a volunteering opportunity for you, and regardless of the role, you will be helping us to support people affected by cancer and to ensure that no one faces cancer alone.

“Macmillan fully appreciates finding the time to volunteer can be challenging so we have a range of roles to suit your existing commitments.

“We have some great activities for volunteers to get involved with, whether you are looking to meet new people, gain new skills or just want to help us raise vital awareness and the money we need to fund our cancer services.

“We provide training if it’s needed and offer on-going support to ensure all our volunteers get the best possible experience while helping us be there for people affected by cancer.

“We would love for you to join us, if you want to make 2017 the year that you make a huge difference.”

macmillanPeople can register their interest at http://volunteering.macmillan.org.uk/ or by contacting Regional Fundraising Volunteer Manager Catherine Winder on 07736 277967 or cwinder@macmillan.org.uk.

Macmillan is 99% funded by public donations, and the support of volunteers is essential to helping Macmillan raise the money it needs to fund its cancer services.

Macmillan supports people with cancer and their families in a number of ways, including by providing specialist nurses who work within the NHS, giving grants to cancer patients with money problems and running a nurse-run support line.

For information on fundraising for Macmillan call 0300 1000 200 or visit www.macmillan.org.uk/fundraising.

To access support from Macmillan visit www.macmillan.org.uk or call 0808 808 00 00.

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