Official launch of the Macmillan Alumni

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Last Thursday, 70 former Macmillan professionals and staff met at an exclusive event in Manchester to officially mark the launch of the Macmillan Alumni.

The Alumni was set-up late in 2014 with the aim to reconnect with previous Macmillan professionals including those who have retired or moved onto other roles, enabling them to stay in touch and continue to help support people affected by cancer.

At the event on the 10th of September, the Alumni also celebrated 40 years of Macmillan professionals and the 100th member of the Alumni. Attendees heard about continued learning and development opportunities available to them as well as the various ways they can get involved with our work. For example, becoming an Alumni Ambassador, mentoring new professionals, speaking at events, taking part in consultations and supporting our fundraising to name just a few.

Alumni Patron Heather Tierney-Moore OBE, Chief Executive of the Lancashire Care Trust said,

"I get a huge sense of pride by being a part of the Macmillan Alumni, by reconnecting and meeting incredibly passionate people. Macmillan has a great vision for the future and there's a real opportunity for the Alumni to help Macmillan achieve its great future. I would encourage all former Macmillan professionals to come back and explore what they might do as part of the Alumni."

Photographs from the Alumni Congress - on Facebook

If you think the Alumni could support your work or you know someone who might be interested in joining, please e-mail alumni@macmillan.org.uk or find out more at Macmillan.pro.