Maggie´s Cancer Caring Centres

For partial funding for constructing a new centre in Cheltenham.

The centre will serve the communities of Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Wocestershire and Powys and will open alongside the Cheltenham General Hospital, which is the main cancer treatment centre in the area. The center’s design has been created by the architect Sir Richard MacCormac. Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres was founded in 1995 to provide psychological support to people affected by cancer.  There are five centres across the United Kingdom and seven under construction or scheduled to open by 2012.

Maggie’s Centres are for anybody who has or has had cancer, their family and friends. Their aim is to help people with cancer to be as healthy in mind and body as possible and to enable them to make their own contributions to their treatment and recovery. The centers allow people to address all aspects of living with cancer, to share experiences with others in similar situations, to receive professional help and get information on the medical realties of their disease, all free of charge. No appointment is needed, which gives people the freedom to drop in when they most need support. Each center is located close to a major cancer treatment center and has been designed by a leading architect with the objective of offering a friendly, bright and welcoming environment in a domestic scale building.