Hundreds of cancer patients rely on financial help in South Yorkshire

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More than 1,100 cancer patients in South Yorkshire received financial support last year from charity Macmillan.

New figures show a record number of people were given grants by Macmillan to help them with costs arising from their treatment, with over £330,715 handed out in South Yorkshire.

Fay Scullion, General Manager for Macmillan in the East Midlands and Northern England said: “Our latest grants figures demonstrate the dramatic financial impact cancer has on the lives of patients and their loved ones. In 2014 Macmillan helped more people than ever before. People undergoing or recovering from cancer treatment should not have the additional worry of how to pay for absolute basics such as heating their home.”