Macmillan artwork shows isolation of cancer

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Macmillan artwork shows isolation of cancer

Macmillan Cancer Support is launching an innovative art installation to help people deal with the loneliness that can often accompany a diagnosis. 
The installation is a box which allows people to look in but stops the person inside seeing out.
This immersive piece aims to put the user in the shoes of a lonely person, evoking feelings isolation often experienced by those diagnosed with cancer. 
Macmillan say that these feeling can be a result of the change in a persons appearance, or the way they are treated by their friends and family, or just the feeling that nobody understands what they are going through.
Members of the public are invited to step inside the two-metre Isolation Box and hear real life anecdotes from people talking about how lonely they felt after their diagnosis. It can be found at London’s Paddington station from today.
The installation coincides with new figures detailing people’s feeling of loneliness released by the charity. 
Celebrities such as Opera singer Camilla Kerslake have already got behind the campaign.
For more information and guidance on this subject please visit Macmillan Cancer Support.

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