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Review book: For Freddie (by Rachael Bland)

Review book: For Freddie. A mother's final gift to her son. Broadcaster Rachael Bland was diagnosed with cancer in 2016. She decided to share her story and spoke with poignancy through her blog and podcast, You, Me and the Big C. Having been told that she only had months left to live, Rachael brings her warmth, courage and humour to the page in this heart-warming and heart-breaking story. Part memoir, part advice, For Freddie encapsulates the grace and fearlessness in which Rachael lived her life. This is her legacy and an incredible gift to her son.

You need to be 18 years old or over to apply for this opportunity.

You need to have experience of cancer to apply for this opportunity.


What we're looking for

  • Experience of cancer (patient, carer, family member)
  • Reliability
  • Critical skills - prepared to be honest, but fair
  • Time to read the book thoroughly and complete a review form
  • Enthusiasm for volunteering with Macmillan

What you can gain from this opportunity

  • Read a book about cancer and improve your knowledge
  • Help improve the quality of books stocked in our cancer centres/libraries
  • Help others affected by cancer choose what to read and what to avoid
  • Become part of the Macmillan volunteering community
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