Cash grants given to help cancer patients in South Yorkshire

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More than 1,000 cancer patients in South Yorkshire were given a Macmillan grant to help them with costs relating to their cancer treatment last year.

Figures from the charity show that patients in South Yorkshire received over £291,526 for clothing, bedding, heating bills and transport, as well as household items including washing machines.

Dr Fran Woodard, Macmillan Cancer Support Director for England, said: “Our latest grants figures are evidence of the financial isolation that can seriously impact people living with cancer.

“To feel unable to buy the clothes you need to keep warm, for example, is an unacceptable reality for thousands of vulnerable cancer patients at a time when, on average, their income halves and their outgoings rocket.”