Macmillan step in to help pay cancer patients' heating bill
CANCER patients in Lincolnshire ended the year struggling to cope with their fuel bills and relying on grants given out by Macmillan Cancer Support.
The leading cancer charity saw a dramatic spike in requests for grants in the last week of 2012 and paid out £3,167 which was 19 per cent higher than the weekly average for 2012.
More than 69 per cent of the people helped during this period were given grants towards heating bills.
These figures back up recent Macmillan research showing around 27,000 cancer patients in the UK could be behind with paying their fuel bills.
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Fuel bills often rise because cancer patients are spending more time at home and often feel colder because of their illness.
Nick Mudge of Macmillan Cancer Support said: "While most of us were enjoying the festive period, cancer patients were clearly in desperate need of financial support.
"These figures and our recent research show just how much of a problem keeping up with fuel bills is for cancer patients – especially as the weather is set to get colder."
If you're worried about paying your fuel bills or need other financial help such as whether you qualify for the npower Fuel Management Programme call 0808 808 00 00 or visit www.macmillan.org.uk/heating