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Maggie's Yorkshire
“Maggie's transformed what seemed totally overwhelming into something manageable.”
Claire, Maggie's Edinburgh
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Maggie's Yorkshire

Maggie's and Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust are working in partnership to create cancer support of the highest quality for people of Yorkshire. 

Maggie's Yorkshire will be built in the grounds of St James’s University Hospital in Leeds to complement it's excellent clinical care and to offer the practical, emotional and social support people with cancer and their families and friends need.

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Your support is crucial in helping to make our first Centre in Yorkshire a reality


World-renowned architect Heatherwick Studio is designing the new Centre which will serve the 5.4million people living in Yorkshire and the Humber.

We are at a critical stage of our campaign as we need to raise a minimum of £6million to build the Centre and to ensure that we have sufficient funds for the first two years whilst we build a long term and sustainable base for the future.

Find out how more about how you can get involved and help us bring Maggie's to Yorkshire.

 

 

 


We are extremely proud to be part of something that will undoubtedly become a vital fixture within our community. We very much hope our readers will get behind the campaign.

Hannah Thaxter, Editor, Yorkshire Evening Post

 

All at DLA Piper are hugely excited and inspired to be involved with the intended new Centre, which will bring hope and support to so many families across Yorkshire.

Andrew Clarke, Partner at DLA Piper

About Maggie's

“When living with a cancer diagnosis, you’re likely to be fearful of what will happen, of potential side effects of treatment, as well as worrying about your family and how you will cope with everything. It can be the most challenging time of a person’s life, and be hugely difficult to cope with.

 

Maggie’s Centres offer a unique blend of free, practical, emotional and social support for people with cancer and for those closest to them. And all in a building designed to be calming and peaceful, a home from home with a welcoming kitchen table at the heart. There are already 20 Maggie’s Centres, with two more set to open in 2017 and nine more in the pipeline. Our county, whilst being the largest in the UK, is one of the few without a Maggie’s Centre; however that’s set to change with your help.

 

Maggie’s Yorkshire will be a place where people affected by cancer can have a cup of tea in a calming environment and talk to an experienced cancer support expert about anything they feel they need to talk about. Where they can enjoy the serenity of the space and gardens knowing they are amongst people who understand their journey, and who can provide practical help too. A quiet and safe space just minutes away from the main oncology area of St James’s University Hospital.

 

We are extremely lucky in Yorkshire to have some of the best cancer clinicians and treatments available in the world. However those living with a cancer diagnosis and their families deserve a place that gives them the space, support and respite they need, alongside the clinical treatments. A space that can remind people they have a life to continue living and enjoying. This is what we are aiming to bring to Leeds for the people of Yorkshire.

 

Many of us have seen family members, colleagues or friends deal with a cancer diagnosis and know first hand how tough it is for all involved. I believe everyone on a cancer journey deserves to have the support of a Maggie’s Centre.”

 

Martin Jenkins, Chairman

Maggie’s Yorkshire Campaign Board

Support for Maggie's Yorkshire

For two years the Yorkshire volunteer Campaign Board has worked hard to raise the funds needed to bring Maggie’s to Yorkshire. We have now reached a significant milestone and cash raised and pledges made to date are such that we can now be confident of being ready to start building the Centre in 2017. This means we will be able to provide the kind of support which we know will make an immeasurable difference to people in Yorkshire with cancer.

So far Maggie’s Yorkshire has received support from a wide range of activity and sources including charitable trusts, individual major gifts, corporate donations, events and support from individuals and groups in the local community, and we would like to thank everyone who has contributed to getting us this far on the journey. However, now there is much more to do. We now need all the support we can get to raise at least another £1million to allow us to open the doors of the Centre once it is built.

With your help we will open Maggie’s Yorkshire’s door before the end of 2018. You can help by making a donation, by getting involved as a corporate partner, or by taking part in a sporting or cultural event. Every bit of support, big or small, will make a difference.

We've secured Charity of the Year partnerships with two major corporates in the area; first direct and DLA Piper.

We have also launched a £1million media and fundraising partnership with the Yorkshire Evening Post called ‘A million for Maggie’s’.

These partnerships will help us to raise awareness and galvanise the local community in and around Leeds to get behind the campaign and help us to bring Maggie’s to Yorkshire.

 

Contact us

Your support is crucial in helping to make our first Centre in Yorkshire a reality


World-renowned architect Heatherwick Studio is designing the new Centre which will serve the 5.4million people living in Yorkshire and the Humber.

We are at a critical stage of our campaign as we need to raise a minimum of £6million to build the Centre and to ensure that we have sufficient funds for the first two years whilst we build a long term and sustainable base for the future.

Find out how more about how you can get involved and help us bring Maggie's to Yorkshire.

 

 

 


We are extremely proud to be part of something that will undoubtedly become a vital fixture within our community. We very much hope our readers will get behind the campaign.

Hannah Thaxter, Editor, Yorkshire Evening Post

 

All at DLA Piper are hugely excited and inspired to be involved with the intended new Centre, which will bring hope and support to so many families across Yorkshire.

Andrew Clarke, Partner at DLA Piper

The Centre will significantly enhance the cancer support already offered at the hospital to include our evidence based programme of support.

The need for Maggie's Yorkshire

We need your help to raise £6million to build the Centre and keep it running for two years. Find out how you can get involved.

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Designed by Heatherwick Studio, the Centre will take the form of a collection of stepped planter elements, each holding a piece of garden.

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