Freshbrook woman recovering from cancer surgery praises Macmillan Cancer Support

By Barrie Hudson - 17 January 2024

  • Steph Tulley is full of praise for the charity

    Steph Tulley is full of praise for the charity

A Swindon woman recovering from a mastectomy is urging people to support Macmillan Cancer Support in any way they are able.

Throughout her treatment for breast cancer, which has included a long course of chemotherapy last year, Steph Tulley from Freshbrook has received counselling from Macmillan nurses.

Following the surgery she’ll have radiotherapy in the Spring.

Step said: "It’s been a long and sometimes difficult journey for me and my family. Macmillan nurses have been there for me.

"I want everyone to know more about the wonderful support the charity gives people affected by cancer. You just don’t know when you’ll need them."

Steph added that the staff at Great Western Hospital had provided fantastic care, both medical and emotional.

The staff of The Windmill at Freshbrook Village Centre, where Steph works, are fully behind the Green King brewery #Tub2Pub recycling campaign to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

They are calling for confectionary tubs used for chocolates such as Quality Street to be delivered to The Windmill by 11 February. Biscuit and cracker tubs can also be donated. Details can be found at

Steph said: “The staff past and present at The Windmill have been very understanding, helpful, supportive and accommodating to my needs. I hope to be back as soon as I can.”

Information about the help available from Macmillan Cancer Support at

The charity says public backing, whether through donations or organising or taking part in fundraising events, is vital to help it provide its range of supportive services.

According to Macmillan's research, one in four people currently living with cancer in the UK are in financial need, and one of the charity's most crucial lifelines is its Macmillan Emergency Grants.

The website has many fundraising tips and tools.

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