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About Maggie's

Maggie’s offers free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their families and friends, offering a programme of support that has been shown to strengthen physical and emotional wellbeing.

Built in the grounds of specialist NHS cancer hospitals, our Centres are designed by leading architects to be warm and welcoming and full of light and open space. They are places to find practical advice about benefits and eating well; places where qualified experts provide emotional support; places to meet other people or simply to sit quietly with a cup of tea

Great design and architecture is vital to the care Maggie’s offers and so we work with world-renowned architects like Zaha Hadid, Richard Rogers and Norman Foster, who give their time for little or nothing. Their skills deliver the calm, uplifting environments so important to the people who visit and work in our Centres.

The first Maggie’s Centre opened in Edinburgh in 1996 and since then Maggie’s has continued to grow, with 22 in total, and 20 in the UK.

To learn more about Maggie's and the support we offer please visit our main website.




"Maggie’s is like an oasis. It gives you the tools to take your future forward, to take control of your life."
Barbara, Maggie’s Edinburgh