Fundraising for Macmillan Cancer Support
Healthy eating is one of the main driving forces behind our product development here at Dexam, so we are delighted to announce that we have teamed up with Macmillan Cancer Support who currently fund around 170 dietitians across the UK. Two members of our team have undergone successful treatment for breast cancer in the last few years, so we know first-hand that cancer isn’t just something that ‘happens to other people’. They received wonderful treatment and we want to do our bit to ensure that others will always continue to do so too.
We will keep you posted about progress with our fundraising in our blogs and will be introducing new healthy eating products into our collection in the New Year.
We should all try to eat at least 5 portions of fruit and vegetables a day (a portion is 80g or 3oz of raw, cooked or tinned fruit and vegetables). As Mhairi Donald, a Macmillan Consultant Dietitian explains: “Fruit and vegetables are a great source of many vitamins and minerals and good sources of fibre.” She is particularly encouraging about our Spiralizer, saying that: “Using this Spiraliser is a great way of adding colour and texture to your diet and helping you to get that all-important 5 a day”.
The work of Macmillan Dietitians
Macmillan provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care. Their Dietitians work to significantly improve the physical and nutritional well-being of cancer patients so they play a very important role in teams caring for people with cancer.
A healthy diet is important, both as a preventative measure, as well as to help patients on the road to recovery. Food is such an important aspect of everyone’s life, and many people experience eating problems such as a dry or sore mouth, taste changes, sickness or other debilitating symptoms, before, during and after treatment, and if these problems aren’t tackled, people may become increasingly poorly nourished and weaker. For advice about healthy eating and cancer follow this link to the Macmillan website.
Macmillan dietitians have an expert understanding of the issues people go through and how best to treat them and this nutritional support reduces the risk of secondary infections, improves recovery rates and reduces the length of stay in hospital. Without knowing how to tackle these issues, people can also often start to feel anxious and distressed. Their health may also suffer if they don’t receive appropriate support when they return home from hospital, following treatment.
If you are interested in learning more about the work of Macmillan dietitians you can follow this link to a video.
For every Dexam Spiralizer sold Macmillan Cancer Support will receive 40p which includes VAT and will be paid to Macmillan Cancer Support* a registered charity in England & Wales (261017), in Scotland (SC039907) and in the Isle of Man (604)
*Paid to Macmillan Cancer Support Trading Limited a wholly owned subsidiary of Macmillan Cancer Support to which it gives all of its taxable profits.