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Maggie’s Centres offers the best possible support for free to anyone with cancer. Anyone can visit a centre or join the online community. They help people take back control when cancer turns life upside down, by helping to provide professional support for anything from treatment side effects to money worries. Family and friends can visit Maggie’s too.
A mother of two children sits with her husband as the consultant tells her that her cancer can’t be cured. They are moved to a strip-lit, windowless corridor of the hospital to process this devastating news.
This was Maggie Keswick-Jencks at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh in 1993. She and her husband Charles discussed the need for somewhere ‘better’ to go, outside of the clinical environment, but still nearby.
The very first Maggie’s opened in Edinburgh in 1996 and there are now 23 centres in the UK and three overseas.
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