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

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

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

Find out more by downloading the Yorkshire Campaign Brochure.

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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

I am delighted to share our brand new fundraising campaign led by the incredibly talented Leeds’ writer and TV producer Kay Mellor. Kay has kindly agreed to be an Ambassador for Maggie’s Yorkshire and we are very grateful for her support. The campaign is in partnership with the Yorkshire Evening Post and focuses on the final push of their ‘Million for Maggie’s’ appeal. The ‘Buy a Brick for Maggie’s Yorkshire’ campaign focuses on the final £300,000 needed to reach the £1 million total for the newspaper’s appeal. To watch the video click here; and to visit the website please click here   Please share with your networks, and if you would like to know more about our work or would like to get involved in fundraising for Maggie’s Yorkshire do please click here to get in touch.

This summer saw the launch of the ‘Breathing space’ video developed by Maggie’s and was shown in cinemas nationwide.  We are very proud of the video and think it captures how it can feel to visit a Centre.

July saw Pam and Gary’s story air on BBC Look North at 6.30pm. Pam and Gary live in Wakefield and are Centre Visitors at our Manchester Centre.  Please watch and share the video link from our Facebook page.  The video can be found pinned to the top of the page. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Pam and Gary for being so willing to share their personal story to promote the importance of bringing Maggie’s to Yorkshire. 

Building work continues at quite a pace and we are on track to open the doors to the public in late spring next year. Please do follow us on social media if you would like regular updates about building work. We can be found on Facebook at Maggie’s Yorkshire and Twitter at MaggiesYorks.

Lastly may I just say, it is only with your support that we can bring this amazing Centre and cancer care support to Yorkshire. Many thanks for your generosity and continued interest in Maggie’s Yorkshire. 

Best wishes
Martin

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 in Spring 2019. 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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