Maggie’s is a charity providing support for anyone living with cancer and their families and friends – whatever type of cancer, and at whatever stage – in centres across the UK and online. All our support is free, and no referral or appointment is needed.
There’s also no time limit on our support, we’re here for you as long as we’re needed. Our workshops, courses, one-to-one, and group support help people to chance the way they live with cancer. We focus on the things that really make a difference, like help with money worries, stress, managing side effects, and relationships. Our support has been shown to improve physical and emotional wellbeing, and helps people take back control when cancer turns life upside down.
By supporting Maggie’s, you’re helping us to continue to support and reach even more people affected by cancer.
Learn more about Maggie’s and the work we do by visiting our website - https://www.maggies.org
Maggie’s is not part of the NHS – we’re an independent charity – but many of our staff are NHS-trained, and all our Cancer Support Specialists have expert knowledge about cancer and treatment.
Our centres also have Psychologists and Benefits Advisors who are available for anyone with cancer and those close to them. We also work with experts who provide exercise groups, yoga, nutrition advice, and much more. Understanding every person’s individual circumstances is central to what we do and means we can guide them to the support that will help them the most.
Every Maggie’s is thoughtfully designed to be calming and welcoming; a place to escape from the clinical environment of the hospital. There are no reception desks and no clocks; instead, we have comfy sofas and plenty of time.
Our centres have large open spaces for group activities, and a kitchen table to chat to other people. We also make sure there are plenty of peaceful corners for quiet moments and a chance to gather your thoughts.
There are 24 centres across the UK, and 3 centres overseas (Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Barcelona.)
By donating, you will be helping to support the local Maggie’s centre on the grounds of St. Bartholomew’s Hospital – a stones throw from St. Paul’s Cathedral.
£20 – pays for one person to attend a nutrition workshop
£45 – pays for an hour with a Benefits Advisor to discuss money worries and apply for grants.
£100 – pays for a two-hour Managing Stress session for up to 10 people.
£300 – pays for a Cancer Support Specialist to provide advice and support to anyone with cancer during drop-in at a centre each day.
£3,000 – pays to keep a Maggie’s Centre open for a day