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Macmil­lan axes 310 jobs as char­ity funds dry up

- By Hanna Geissler Health Reporter Health · Cancer · Medicine · Society · Charity · Infectious Diseases · Health Conditions · United Kingdom · Macmillan Cancer Support · Lynda Thomas

ONE of Bri­tain’s largest cancer char­i­ties is to cut 310 jobs af­ter suf­fer­ing a dev­as­tat­ing fall in fund­ing.

Macmil­lan Cancer Sup­port is ex­pect­ing a £ 175mil­lion drop in in­come by the end of 2022 be­cause of Covid- 19.

An­nounc­ing the cuts, chief ex­ec­u­tive Lynda Thomas said: “The scale and na­ture of the coro­n­avirus has had a cat­a­strophic im­pact on our fi­nances that no one could have an­tic­i­pated.

“Our peo­ple are at the heart of ev­ery­thing we do and we are ab­so­lutely com­mit­ted to en­sur­ing all im­pacted col­leagues are treated with com­pas­sion and care. De­spite the dis­rup­tion and fi­nan­cial chal­lenges

brought on by the pan­demic, our top pri­or­ity is help­ing ev­ery­one with cancer live life as fully as they can.

“Right now, some­one is di­ag­nosed ev­ery 90 sec­onds in the UK and we call on both the Gov­ern­ment and the pub­lic to help en­sure that cancer doesn’t be­come the for­got­ten ‘ C’ of the

pan­demic.” The char­ity fur­loughed al­most a third of staff, stopped non- es­sen­tial spend­ing and closed of­fices.

Less than two weeks ago Cancer Re­search UK warned up to 1,500 sci­en­tists may be made re­dun­dant if the fund­ing cri­sis con­tin­ues.

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Macmil­lan ex­pects in­come to fall £ 175m in next two years

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