CANCER charity Maggie’s Aberdeen is encouraging local companies and groups to Go Outrageously Orange and fundraise on Friday November 8th. People will be wearing orange across the UK, all raising money for people with cancer.
Every Maggie’s centre follows the ideas about cancer care originally laid out by Maggie Keswick Jencks. Maggie lived with advanced cancer for two years and was determined that she should not “lose the joy of living in the fear of dying”.
In order to live more positively with cancer, Maggie believed people needed information, stress-reducing strategies, psychological support and the opportunity to meet other people in similar circumstances in a relaxed and beautiful setting. All Maggie’s centres are individually designed by leading architects to feel like a home and our expert team provide support by helping people deal with the stress that comes from a cancer diagnosis.
New visitors to Maggie’s Aberdeen can relax with a cup of tea, perhaps join in the conversation with other visitors and meet a member of Maggie’s professional staff. For all Centre visitors, Maggie’s is a place where they can talk to people who really understand what it means to be living with cancer.
Kevin Mathieson, Centre Head at Maggie’s Aberdeen said: “I can’t wait to see the wonderful events that people in the north east come up with to help make our very first Go Outrageously Orange a success. Maggie’s Aberdeen relies entirely on voluntary donations to allow us to keep on developing our unique programme of free support for all those living with cancer in the area.”
Wear orange and raise money to support people with cancer.
Built in the grounds of Aberdeen Royal Infirmary Maggie’s Aberdeen is a warm and welcoming place, with qualified professionals on hand to offer an evidence-based core programme of support that has been shown to improve physical and emotional wellbeing.
Maggie’s Aberdeen relies on voluntary donations 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.