Macmillan Cancer Support comes to Appleby Horse Fair!

3 June 2019
Appleby Horse Fair

Free cancer information and support is coming to the Appleby Horse Fair next week.

Macmillan Cancer Support’s Mobile Information and Support Service will be visiting the area, with cancer information specialists on hand to answer any questions. The team encourages anyone – especially any men - with worries relating to cancer to stop by.

In the UK, around 500 men are diagnosed with cancer every day. Yet men often find it difficult to talk about cancer, let alone ask for support. We want more men to talk about cancer and ask for support if they need it.

Macmillan at Appleby
Macmillan Cancer Support at Appleby in 2014 (c) Natasha Quarmby

And with summer fast approaching - the team will also be providing specialist information about sun safety and skin cancer (please note, the team will be unable to perform skin checks).

Skin cancers are most likely to appear on skin that is exposed to the sun. If caught early, they are very treatable and most people with non-melanoma skin cancers are cured with treatment.

Details of the visit:

Thursday - Saturday, 6 – 8 June

Appleby Horse Fair, Salt Tip Corner, Appleby-in-Westmorland, CA16 6XX

9am – 5pm (approx timings)

Macmillan Mobile Information Support Team
Macmillan Mobile Information Support Team

Su Higgins, from the mobile information team, said that they were there to answer questions: “When we visit the fair we’ll be on hand to answer any questions about cancer, she said. “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

If you are unable to visit the unit but have questions about cancer, visit or call Macmillan free on 0808 808 00 00 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 8pm). You can find out about Macmillan services near you at

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