We're on Children in Need this Friday!

Monday 14 November

We're really excited to announce that Maggie's will be featured as part of the Children in Need live appeal show on Friday 18 November on BBC One from 7.30pm.

Thanks to vital funding from Children in Need, we've been able to develop a unique series of Kids, Teen and Family Days in many of our Centres to offer essential support to families through the most difficult of times.

Our Kids and Teen Days are for children and teenagers with a parent, family member or carer who has cancer.

They aim to help young people understand a bit more about cancer and to provide an opportunity to explore and make sense of the feelings they may have as they live with cancer in their family.

The day begins with a visit the hospital to see how a CT scan works, how radiotherapy and chemotherapy is given, and a chance to meet the healthcare team.

An art and craft session gives young people the chance to explore feelings and thoughts about the day’s events, and about what’s going on within their families.

It all helps them to understand what might be going on during their parent’s treatment and makes the hospital seem much less scary.

 

Watch us on Children in Need

Find out more about how we support families through the darkest days of cancer:

  • Friday 18 November on BBC One from 7.30pm

 

Contact us

For press enquiries please contact Sam Booth by emailing samantha.booth@maggiescentres.org or calling 07825 056 394.