A LEADING cancer charity plans to save £750,000 a year by sending its employers out on the road.

A LEADING cancer charity plans to save £750,000 a year by sending its employers out on the road.

From the end of October fundraisers for Macmillan Cancer Support in Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire will work remotely, and the office in Eaton Court, St Neots will close.

Administration tasks in most centres across the UK will be carried out at the charities head office in London, freeing up time for fundraisers to work with volunteers and supporters and visit patients in projects funded by Macmillan.

Michelle Pullen, fundraising manager for Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire, told The Hunts Post: “Cancer is the toughest fight most of us will ever face and we have bold plans to change and improve the support that people affected by cancer in Cambridgeshire receive.”

The charity said that some redundancies were possible, although changes were made to “reduce costs and inefficiency” and “increase income” which would in turn improve the experience of volunteers, supporters and service users.

They also said that as far as possible, they were looking at redeployment opportunities for staff and the exact details number of redundancies would not be known until the end of December.

Miss Pullen added: “It makes sense for our fundraisers to be more mobile, out and about in the local community working with volunteers and supporters face to face.

“There will inevitably be a saving on office costs which can be ploughed back into cancer services.”

Judith Margolis, 59 of Eaton Socon, who has survived two bouts of breast cancer said: “I think it’s a good thing.

“The more support Macmillan can give fundraisers the better.

“They have an extremely good call centre and I’m confident their support will get even better as a result of this.”

INFORMATION: Contact details for Macmillan Cancer Support in St Neots will remain the same . To get in touch call 01480 408982 or visit www.macmillan.org.uk