Why are we working with Macmillan?

Social action 

Taking practical action to make a positive difference to others- is a core part of Girlguiding and these values form the basis of our Promise and Law.  This year Girlguiding Midlands have partnered with Macmillan Cancer Support to help change the lives of millions of people affected by cancer.

A cancer diagnosis can affect everything. Your work, your finances and your relationships, your whole life. That’s why Macmillan provide emotional and practical support to people affected by cancer. There are now more people than ever living with cancer – 2.5 million people in the UK – meaning demand for Macmillan’s services has never been greater.

If every single member of Girlguiding Midlands raised just £1, between us we would raise £72,000 - enough to fund 2,500 Macmillan Nursing hours. 

About the challenge

There are three strands to The Macmillan Challenge – fundraising, awareness and volunteering. Each section has different activities that your girls can choose to take part in – either as a unit, District, Division or County.

You can download our handy activity planner to help you and your girls choose which activities you would like to take part in.

Some activities have resources available- as either downloads or packs to send off for, which you can find out about on the relevant page on the website.

We’ve also provided posters and press releases to help you to shout about your social action.


There are six different badges – a central Macmillan badge, a badge for the volunteering and the awareness strand, and three different fundraising badges. Badges are £1 each. Download the badge order form, fill it in and send back to us at Girlguiding Midlands, 21 Lower Church Street, Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire, LE65 1AB.

Sending in your fundraising

All monies raised or donated to Macmillan as part of this challenge need to be sent to Girlguiding Midlands for processing. You can find out more about how to do this on our FAQs page.

Download a certificate

Download a certificate for your unit or girls to say a big well done for their hard work in fundraising.