Maggie’s is built in the grounds of NHS cancer hospitals and provides free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their family and friends, following the ideas about cancer care support originally laid out by Maggie Keswick Jencks.
The first Maggie’s Centre opened in Edinburgh in 1996 and since then Maggie’s has continued to grow, with 17 centres at major NHS cancer hospitals in the UK, online and abroad.
This 10K run starts and finishes in leafy St James’s Park on 30th May 2016 and takes runners on a clockwise route around the City of London passing through many of London’s famous landmarks including Admiralty Arch, Nelson’s Column, St Paul’s Cathedral and Buckingham Palace.
How can you join Maggie’s team of runners?
First, register for a charity place.
This year Maggie’s charity places are free. Therefore, all you need to do to register for a Maggie’s charity place is complete the simple registration form.
However, you need to commit to raising £150 to help Maggie’s continue to support people affected by cancer.
How will Maggie’s support you?
They will provide you with unrivalled Maggie’s support:
- Welcome email with Fundraising Pack & training tips
- Regular e-newsletters
- High performance Maggie’s running vest
- A dedicated team who is always available with fundraising help and advice
- Support on the day with huge cheers of encouragement and post-race congratulations.
How your money helps
Your support means so much to the people affected by cancer who come to Maggie’s Centres each day. It costs £590,000 a year to keep a Maggie’s Centre open, and the money you raise will help your Maggie’s Centre continue to provide emotional, practical and social support to people with cancer and their family and friends.
Get in touch
To register to participate in Maggie’s London 10,000 click here
However, if you have any questions about supporting Maggie’s at London 10,000, please contact the Supporter Care Team on 0300 123 1801 or email [email protected]