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Maggie’s named Charity of the Year

Maggie's Cardiff

 

We’re delighted to announce that we have chosen Maggie’s Cardiff as our Charity of the Year. We look forward to supporting them throughout the year with various fundraising activities.

About Maggie’s Cardiff

Every year, 5,000 people are diagnosed with cancer in South East Wales and Velindre Hospital in Cardiff sees over 50,000 new outpatient appointments every year.  We know that when someone is diagnosed with cancer they need much more than just medical treatment. They might need information about how treatment will affect them; emotional support and practical advice; a place to go where they can meet and talk to people who are going through the same things.

Maggie’s is here for anyone with cancer and their loved ones, whatever kind of cancer, and whatever stage they’re at. All of their support is free, and no appointment or referral is needed.

In the short time it takes for a person to be told they have cancer someone’s whole world can fall apart. People struggle to comprehend the news they have just received; their mind is flooded with questions and they feel overwhelmed with a confusing range of thoughts and feelings – this is why the demand for Maggie’s specialist cancer support services is growing every year.

They focus on the things that really make a difference, like money worries, help with stress and depression, managing side-effects and relationship and family support. Their support has been shown to improve physical and emotional wellbeing and to help people take control when cancer turns life upside down.

The coronavirus pandemic is having a devastating impact on people with cancer and their friends and family. Already having to cope with the huge strain and anxiety of cancer itself, people with cancer are now facing fears around becoming unwell, increased problems with finances and the emotional impact of isolation as well. People with cancer need Maggie’s more than ever.

For more information, please visit Maggie’s Cardiff.

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