Maggie's Centre Celebrates Fifth Birthday on Monday

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TV presenter Janet Ellis will help Maggie’s West London celebrate its fifth birthday on Monday, April 29.

Everyone is welcome to attend and enjoy tea and cakes alongside a range of taster sessions throughout the day which highlight some of what Maggie’s does to support people with cancer.

There will also be a debut performance of the Singing and Wellbeing Course choir which will be performing two songs at 1pm.

Taster sessions, which are free, include relaxation from 11.30am-2pm; benefits and welfare advice –ask the expert – 11am and 2.30pm; individual makeovers by Treatment UK 11am-3.15pm; nutrition – ask the expert and demonstrations – 12.30pm-3.30pm; art therapy – 11am-4.30pm; relaxation/massage (30 minute sessions) 11am-4.30pm and planting summer bulbs throughout the day.

Keen bakers are also being encouraged to bake a cake for the big birthday which will be included in the Maggie’s Big bake off competition.

The birthday celebrations run from 10am-4pm at the Centre on the grounds of Charing Cross Hospital.

What is Maggie's?

· Maggie’s offers free emotional, practical and social support to people with cancer and their families and friends.

· Maggie’s is there for people at any stage of any type of cancer and no appointments are necessary.

· Maggie’s Centres are in the grounds of specialist cancer hospitals and are designed by architects including Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, and Norman Foster.

· The first Maggie’s Centre opened in Edinburgh in 1996 and there are now 14 Centres offering our programme of support: Edinburgh, Glasgow Gatehouse, Glasgow Gartnavel, Dundee, Highlands, Fife, West London, Cheltenham, Nottingham, South West Wales, Cambridge, Oxford, Lanarkshire and Hong Kong.

· In 2012, Maggie’s Centres across the UK received more than 113,000 visits.

· Maggie’s Online Centre extends support to reach people wherever they are in the world and whenever they need it.

· Over the past five years players of People’s Postcode Lottery have raised £2.5 million for Maggie’s

April 26, 2013