Our story

2010 - present

2010

 

April

Maggie’s Art Group is established. The group is responsible for advising on commissioning and acquisition of art for Maggie’s and is chaired by Sandy Nairne, Director of the National Portrait Gallery.

May

Maggie’s Architecture and Health Symposium takes place at London’s Charing Cross Hospital featuring key note speakers Rem Koolhaas and Cor Wagenaar.

October

Maggie’s Cheltenham at Cheltenham General Hospital is opened by HRH the Duchess of Cornwall.

HRH The Duchess of Cornwall at Maggie's Cheltenham opening

By the end of the year Maggie’s Centres have received 78,000 visits and are supporting 4% of the UK cancer population. 

2011

Feb 

Where Now? Maggie’s course for people following cancer treatment is successfully piloted.

The V&A Museum hold an exhibition of the architecture of Maggie’s Centres, The Architecture of Hope.

March

Maggie’s Lanarkshire receives planning permission.

Snohetta appointed as architects for Maggie’s Aberdeen.

May

Construction of Gehry’s Maggie’s Hong Kong Centre begins.

July

The Architecture of Hope exhibition moves to the Lighthouse Gallery in Glasgow.

September

Maggie’s Edinburgh Centre Head Andrew Anderson presents at the European Parliament conference Continuing Cancer Care.

October

Maggie’s Gartnavel in Glasgow, designed by Rem Koolhaas, opens.

November

Piers Gough’s Maggie’s Nottingham opens.

Maggie's Nottingham opening with Piers Gough, Sir Paul Smith and Sarah Brown

December

Kisho Kurokawa’s Maggie’s South West Wales opens.

Maggie's South West Wales opening

Maggie’s receives a grant from the Cocheme Trust for artist-in-residence Timothy Hyman to take up a residency at Maggie’s London.

At the end of 2011 Maggie’s Centres had received almost 100,000 visits, with a 19% increase in visits by men.

2012

February

Ground is broken at the site of Maggie’s Newcastle with Sarah Brown in attendance.

Walk the Walk partner with Maggie’s to create a Maggie’s Centre in Forth Valley.

The Barbican hosts an event celebrating Maggie’s as part of the OMA/Progress exhibition.

March

Maggie’s Online Centre reaches 3,000 members.

May

Reception at 10 Downing Street for Maggie’s.

People’s Postcode Lottery raised £2.3 million to date.

June

Maggie’s Glasgow and Maggie’s South West Wales win national RIBA awards.

RIBA award-winning Maggie's Glasgow Gartnavel

July

The Christie in Manchester partners with Maggie’s to create a Maggie’s Centre at the world famous cancer centre, to be designed by Lord Norman Foster.

August

The Olympic torch visits Maggie’s Edinburgh.

September

The first Sponsor a Day takes place at Maggie’s London.

October

Maggie’s and Wallace Cancer Care at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge merge to form Maggie’s Wallace.

November

The £15 million target of the Joy of Living Campaign is reached. The five Centres built through the campaign make Maggie’s support accessible to an additional 10 million people in the UK.

Maggie’s Gartnavel wins the Andrew Doolan RIAS Best Building in Scotland award 2012. Architects OMA donate the £25,000 prize money for the award to Maggie’s.

Maggie’s Fife is commended to the Scottish Parliament in a motion by MSP David Torrance.

At the end of 2012 Maggie’s Centres across the UK had received over 113,000 visits. There were 15 Centres open, with four new Centres approved for construction and another eight in development.

2013

January

In partnership with Unum, Maggie’s begins the Cancer in the Workplace initiative, supporting HR professionals in managing people returning to work after cancer.

March

Maggie’s Hong Kong, designed by Frank Gehry with landscaping by Lily Jencks, opens.

Maggie's Hong Kong by Frank Gehry

Online Centre reaches 4,000 members.

May

Maggie’s Newcastle, designed by Ted Cullinan, opens at the Freeman Hospital.

Maggie's Newcastle by Ted Cullinan

June

HRH the Duchess of Cornwall visits Maggie’s Centres in Swansea and Dundee.

Where Now? Course for people following cancer treatment is recognised as a model of best practice by the National Cancer Survivorship Initiative.

August

Professor Jonathon Gray and Professor Matthew Loscalzo undertake a Triennial Review of the programme of support delivered by Maggie's.

September

Maggie's Aberdeen is opened by HM Queen Sonja of Norway and HRH The Duchess of Cornwall. The first Maggie's Culture Crawl takes place in London.

Maggie's Aberdeen opening with HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, the Queen of Norway and Colin Montgomery

October

A_LA appointed as the architect for Maggie's Southampton. Maggie's London hosts an exhibition of Eduardo Paolozzi's work.

November

Architect of Maggie's Barcelona, Benedetta Tagliabue wins the 2013 Jencks Award from RIBA.

December

Maggie's Newcastle wins Patient Choice Award and the Lord Mayor's Award for its design.