Who are Al’s Pals?

Al’s Pals is a service offered to all cancer patients in Milton Keynes. Al’s Pals is named after Alan Dumbell who received cancer treatment at Milton Keynes University Hospital (MKUH)

Alan noticed that throughout his treatment, although he was surrounded by his loving family he still felt very lonely and lost at times, and he often discussed having a ‘buddy’ to support and help him where he felt things were missing. It is his legacy to have a cancer buddy scheme like this and with the passion of his daughter and the support of Macmillan Cancer Support and MKUH, Al’s Pals was born.


We would love to hear from you. If you would like to become a volunteer then please feel free to enquire online or contact us direct at info@alspalsmk.co.uk or on 07745 601047

If you would like to use our service

We would love to hear from you, If you would like to find out more about our service and how we can help you then please get in touch at info@alspalsmk.co.uk or on 07745 601047

Our volunteers

Our volunteers understand the needs of someone who has cancer and how this can affect the lives of family members as well as their own life.

How we can help

Al’s Pals is a brand new charity based in the Cancer Centre in Milton Keynes University Hospital.We can offer support, companionship, empathy and a listening ear to any cancer patient.

Where will your money go?

Your money will go towards running the charity. Once enough funds have been raised, we would like to offer special treats to help take people’s minds off their cancer.

Some Interesting Statistics

New cases of cancer nationally (2014 - 2016 average)


Survive cancer for 10 or more years

Cancer cases in Milton Keynes (September 2018)

Al’s Pals is supported by MK Hospital

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