450 cancer patients in Hampshire given help by charity

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MORE than 450 cancer patients in Hampshire were given a Macmillan grant to help them with costs relating to their cancer treatment in 2013.

New figures from the charity highlight the financial isolation that often follows a cancer diagnosis. Patients in Hampshire received more than £125,000 for clothing, bedding, heating bills and transport, as well as practical household items like washing machines.

Across the UK more patients were helped with clothing than with any other cost arising from having cancer.