Maggie's Centres

Maggie's Cancerkin’s Support Programme

Maggie’s at the Cancerkin Centre provides free practical, emotional, social support, and complementary therapies, for people with cancer across north London. Our Centre is a warm and welcoming place with professional staff on hand to offer the support people need to find their way through cancer.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 27 November 2018 to 12:00 PM, 4 December 2018

Registered Charity in Scotland (SC024414)

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Campaign target

£5,000

Amount raised

£10,000

Donations

1

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Situation

Each year, approximately 331,000 people are diagnosed with cancer in the UK. A diagnosis of cancer can be very shocking for the person concerned. They may be frightened of treatment, pain, death; fear for their children, family, and friends. Their world is turned upside down and they may feel unable to cope. Their families and friends may also be affected. There is a great need for non-medical support for all those affected by cancer.

Solution

Our Cancer Support Programme provides complementary therapies and exercise groups, completely free of charge. The therapies relax the mind and body, improve sleep quality and reduce stress and tension. Physical activity during and after cancer treatment can boost energy, alongside reducing the impact of side effects such as lymphoedema (swelling of the arm) , anxiety, depression and impaired mobility. The project simply aims to improve patients' sense of wellbeing during a very traumatic time.