Macmillian Cancer Support Bus comes to Essex

Macmillan bus “Dougie” has a team of cancer information specialists onboard

Free, cancer advice and support is coming to Essex between January 15-18 courtesy of Macmillan Cancer Support’s mobile service.

The Macmillan bus “Dougie” has a team of cancer information specialists onboard to answer questions from locals and provide information. The bus is open to anyone, and the team are encouraging anyone with worries relating to cancer to stop by, whether you’re living with cancer, or care for someone who is.

Cancer can impact all aspects of your life, not just your health. The team are highlighting issues around the financial impact of cancer. If you’ve been affected by cancer, your finances might not be your first thought, but many people are faced with extra costs they hadn’t considered.

Macmillan research shows that 83% of people are, on average, £570 a month worse off because of a cancer diagnosis. This is often due to being unable to work and having increased costs such as travel to hospital or increased fuel bills.

Details of the visit:

Monday, January 15
Outside Lloyds TSB, Grays, Thurrock, RM17 6NB

9am – 4pm

Tuesday, January 16

Knightswick Shopping centre, Canvey Island, Outside Nationwide, Furtherwick Road, SS8 7AS

9am – 4pm

Wednesday, January 17

Royal Square, Pier Hill, Southend-on-Sea, SS1 1DE

9am – 4pm

Thursday, January 18

Piazza Area, The Baytree Centre (shopping centre), Brentwood, CM14 4BX

9am – 4pm

Cathryn Gort, 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.

“On the dates mentioned above, 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





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