We were delighted to be joined by Donna & Gill from charity Maggie’s as well as Alison from Kidscan – Children’s Cancer Research for what was a very informative evening. The picture above shows Donna from Maggie’s receiving a donation from President Wendy and Chair of charity committee Phyll presenting Alison from Kidscan with her donation.
‘Not to lose the joy of living in the fear of dying’
Sir Norman Foster, the designer of the iconic Gherkin building was the architect behind the first Maggie’s centre – built in 1997 in Edinburgh. A sanctuary, not just for the patient, but for anyone affected by a cancer diagnosis. Now with 23 centres around the country, Maggie’s aims to offer support practically, emotionally and psychologically whilst providing a source of friendship.
Support is available Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm without any appointment being necessary. Sessions include benefits advice, yoga and employment advice.
Maggie’s as a charity provides vita support to our local community through their centre at The Christie in Manchester. Tucked away within an urban jungle is a truly beautiful building. Well worth a visit to break the harsh hospital environment.
Having been advised that £40 provides an hour of support for the charity, we were very happy to know that our donation would make a lasting difference.
Kidscan – Children’s Cancer Research
Kidscan Children’s Cancer Research is a Salford-based charity that funds and manages research into new and improved treatments for children with cancer. Cancer is the leading cause of death in children in the UK. 25% of children diagnosed won’t make it to their 30th birthday. Many of the children who do survive, suffer life-long, life-limiting side effects caused by the treatments used to cure them.
Kidscan receive no statutory funding, but with the contributions from the public, volunteers and businesses they are able to fund research to develop new treatments that not only cure children with cancer but also prevent the side effects of current treatments such learning difficulties, mobility issues and infertility.
With £10 funding an hour of vital research we were excited to know our donation could make a solid impact.