Discover Oxford this September to Help Maggie’s!
Maggie’s, the charity which provides free practical and emotional support for people living with cancer, is encouraging everyone to walk together for an evening of fun, food and culture, all to help people living with cancer.
Maggie’s Culture Crawl Oxford returns for the 5th year on Friday 27th September. The event gives participants a chance to see the city of Oxford in a new light as they walk 5 miles and get exclusive night-time access to some of the city’s best culture. Venues confirmed for this years walk include; Modern Art Oxford, Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford Town Hall and the Oxford Artisan Distillery (TOAD). There will also be surprise food, drink and entertainment along the route. Participants who register before the end of June, can sign up for just £25!
As the number of people living with cancer increases it is essential that they are able to find the practical and emotional support they need to cope with the changes that life after cancer brings. Maggie’s Oxford offers a way of living well with cancer. This includes ensuring that people with cancer in the region are really listened to, that they are offered tailored individual support, group support and practical advice, all delivered by qualified professional within a space that enables them to meet other people who understand what it means to be living with cancer too.
All of the money raised through Maggie’s Culture Crawl Oxford will help ensure the Centre continues to provide free, professional support to all those living with cancer who need it.
Claire Marriott, Centre Head of Maggie’s Oxford, said: “This is Oxford’s night walk for cancer support and we need everyone to join us so that people with cancer get the support they need. Walk to remember, walk for your loved ones and walk with friends – walk with us for Maggie’s. As a charity Maggie’s Oxford relies on donations to continue to develop our unique, high quality programme of support. I really hope the local community gets behind the event to help us support people affected by cancer”.
Teresa regularly visits Maggie’s Oxford. She said “I decided to take part in Maggie’s Culture Crawl because they have been such a great support to me over the last 12 months and I wanted to give something back. I was diagnosed with DCIS following my first mammogram just after my 50th birthday. I’d had no symptoms so it came out of the blue and was such a shock, you don’t expect it to happen to you. One day I plucked up the courage and walked into Maggie’s in tears and the support I received was wonderful. Everyone is so warm and friendly and helpful. The centre has been a huge support to me’
Maggie’s has a network of Centres across the UK and 12 Culture Crawls will be happening up and down the country in September with the aim to raise £500,000 to help support people living with cancer
Participants who register before the end of June, can sign up for just £25. From the 30th of June this increases to £30 per walker. Participants are asked to raise a minimum of £80 and a fundraising pack full of ideas to make sure each walker reaches their target will be available from Maggie’s Oxford or online.
All Maggie’s Culture Crawl walkers will get a free t-shirt. Find out more and sign-up at www.maggiescentres.org/ccoxford
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- Maggie’s offers free practical and emotional support for all people living with cancer, and their family and friends. Built in the grounds of specialist NHS cancer hospitals, Maggie’s Centres are warm and welcoming places, with qualified professionals on hand to offer a programme of support that has been shown to improve physical and emotional wellbeing.
- Great architecture is vital to the care Maggie’s offers; and to achieve that Maggie’s works with great architects like Richard Rogers, Norman Foster and the late Zaha Hadid, whose expertise and experience deliver the calm, uplifting environments that are so important to the people who visit and work in the Centres.
- The first Maggie’s Centre opened in Edinburgh in 1996. There are now 22 Centres across the UK and abroad, with more planned for the future. Maggie’s also has an Online Centre.
- Maggie’s relies on voluntary donations to support and grow its network of Centres and to develop its unique, high quality programme of support. The charity’s aim is to make the biggest difference possible to people living with cancer and their family and friends.
- Maggie’s President is HRH The Duchess of Cornwall.
- For further information about Maggie’s please go to maggiescentres.org