Maggie’s is delighted to be working with City A.M. to raise vital funds to support our new Maggie’s Centre at St Bartholomew’s Hospital and is encouraging WeAreTheCity members to get involved in this exciting campaign.
Maggie’s in London
30,000 people are diagnosed with cancer in London every year. Each of these people and their family and friends needs support with the psychological impact of a cancer diagnosis.
Maggie’s offer vital practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their family and friends completely free of charge.
Maggie’s opened its first Centre in London 7 years ago at Charing Cross Hospital. Now our busiest Centre, there is a great need to expand our reach to support more people across the capital.
Opening late 2016, Maggie’s Barts will be the second Centre in London and will sit in the quad at St Bartholomeus Hospital. The Centre will offer benefits advice, psychological support, group support, nutrition classes and relaxation classes all delivered by professional experts and cancer support specialists.
“The surgeon at the hospital may have saved my mum, but the cancer support specialist at Maggie’s saved me”
How you can get involved
There are many ways that you can join the City A.M. campaign and here are just some suggestions:
The easiest way you can support is by donating. You can do so by clicking here or text MAGG10 £10 to 70070.
From office fundraising to taking part in extreme challenge events, Maggie’s will be there to offer support every step of the way. We have an annual portfolio of events that includes:
- Maggie’s Culture Crawl is a unique fundraising event taking participants on a 15-mile endurance walk through late-night London with exclusive access to some of London’s most iconic buildings; previous venues have included the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, the London Eye, the V&A and the Gherkin. Walkers enjoy exclusive access to amazing buildings by night, fantastic cultural experiences and delicious food and drink along the way.
- Maggie’s to Maggie’s challenge gives individuals and teams the opportunity to create a journey they won’t forget. Navigating between some, or all, of our stunning Maggie’s Centres, the choice of how you do it and where you go is yours.
- We support people taking part in national events every year including the Virgin London Marathon, Royal Parks Half Marathon and Ride London.
- Our special events happen at exclusive locations across London, for example, our recent fundraising gala at LAPADA and Christmas Carol Concert St Pauls Cathedral.
Volunteer for us
Volunteers at our Centres are vital to the delivery of Maggie’s programme of support. Whether your want to donate your time, effort or skills, we have a range of opportunities for both individuals and teams to give something back to their local community. Community engagement opportunities could range from supporting our Centre teams, getting together as a group to tidy one of our gardens, volunteering at events and sharing business skills and expertise to assist with specific projects at Maggie’s.
Get your company involved
City A.M. is also looking for companies to join the £1m campaign to support Maggie’s Barts and can offer many exciting benefits – do get in touch for more information.
How your support makes a difference
No other cancer support charity offers what Maggie’s does and we are entirely funded by the generosity of our supporters. Your contribution could make a huge difference to people affected by cancer.
To get involved with this £1m campaign to support Maggie’s Barts please contact Lizzie Hunt at [email protected] or 020 7386 3566.