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Macmillan Moments: Meet Andy

07 July 2022
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This year, Boots is supporting the incredible work carried out by Macmillan Cancer Support by funding a nurse for one year. As part of the Macmillan Moments campaign, Boots is this week spotlighting Andy who was inspired to become a Macmillan nurse after losing his father to cancer in 2003.

Find the words

Like Andy’s father, 1 in 150 men are diagnosed with cancer every year, and while they represent 51% of cancer cases, only 31% of the calls to the Macmillan Support Line come from men.

To encourage more men to talk about the signs, symptoms and impacts of cancer and seek the support they need, Macmillan have launched a new campaign this month to help people ‘Find the Words’ to talk about cancer to friends, family or Macmillan, whether that’s in the online community, via Web Chat or calling the Support Line. To find out more visit



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Boots is the UK’s leading health and beauty retailer with over 52,000 team members and around 1,900 stores, ranging from local community pharmacies to large destination health and beauty stores.*

Boots serves its customers and patients for life as the leading provider of healthcare on the high street and the UK’s number one beauty destination. It offers an unrivalled depth and breadth of products, which incorporates its extensive own brand range and innovative portfolio of brands, including No7, the UK’s No1 skincare brand, Soap & Glory, Liz Earle Beauty and Sleek MakeUP.

2024 marks Boots’ 175th anniversary year. Founder John Boot opened a herbalist store in Nottingham in 1849 to offer an affordable alternative to traditional medicines. His son Jesse expanded the business to become a modern retailer and the biggest chemist in Britain. Throughout its history, Boots has listened, learned and innovated, and it continues to challenge itself to improve its products and services every day.

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*Figures accurate as of 31 May 2024