Macmillan helps to improve the lives of people living with cancer and their families and carers. It funds nurses and other specialist health and social care professionals in order to offer information, financial help and advice, practical help at home and emotional support.
It also runs telephone help lines and a website, and works in close partnership with the NHS and a range of other organisations to develop a wide range of other services.
Macmillan campaigns for better treatment of cancer patients, fighting discrimination and fighting for changes in policy, legislation and practice, from challenging unfair travel costs and insurance policies to improving the national benefits system.
Income 2012: £144.5m