Cancer- maggies centre x

Inspired by a chat on my previous post, i would just like to recommend a charity called maggies centre.

I was lucky enough to visit maggies during my training....it was a little haven and just casting my mind back i thought id recommend the place to anyone who has a relative suffering from cancer or who is suffering themselves. Patients and relatives are both welcome. They offered a range of treatments like massage, head scarf tying, meditation and it was like a big family of like minded people.

They made healthy soups and folk just came in and made a wee cuppa and it was all free. I spoke to folk who went there...who felt that after hospital treatment they were left feeling quite alone and they found maggies centre so helpfull. There was also tai chi and scrapbooking amongst the activities.....

I have never suffered such an illness but have had family members and i wish i knew of a place like this at the time.....

So anyway heres a link.....Lots of love...tinks xxx

http://www.maggiescen.../what_is_maggies.html
01:35 Mon 19th Mar 2012
 
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Tinks, these small and often largely unrecognised centres do so much good it is important to shout about them. As you know I have lost someone very dear to me to this horrid disease - many local facilities were available and the help at the Christie Hospital was amazing. The more we hear about help out there if only to lighten the passage out of this world the...
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Ps: i dont work for them or anything! I just spent a morning there and id urge anyone to go....xxx
Tinks, these small and often largely unrecognised centres do so much good it is important to shout about them. As you know I have lost someone very dear to me to this horrid disease - many local facilities were available and the help at the Christie Hospital was amazing. The more we hear about help out there if only to lighten the passage out of this world the better. xxx
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Thanks mamya. They are not well known but god forbid i come into any more personal contact with cancer id go somewhere like this. When we left that morning i just was humbled...and raved about the place....so i thought id let people know...if theyre lucky enough to have a maggies or similar then PLEASE go!

Im inspired tonight. Ill have to do some money raising or something i think..!

I hope anyone who has anywhere else to recommend will come on here and share xxxxx
looks great i will pass it on
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Ooh great what the!! Its a fantastic place....i hope someone gets something from it....xxx

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They're also architecturally interesting buildings, designed with their function in mind.
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Another wee post from me.....

Im aware that since this post, Maggies has recieved a substantial donation from someone on here....... The money is going to help so much people and i just wanted to say how happy i am...i could cry!!! I hope to try and raise money for them one day!
This wee place is close to my heart....

So to the person that has been so selfless......thank you SO much for taking my word...you are so kind ....i just wanted to give you a little nod xxxxx (if i could give you a BIG hug i would ) x
wow tink that's really wonderful! Well done to you for posting in the first place and what a lovely gesture donating to the cause.

Unfortunately Maggie's Centre don't operate anywhere near me but will still send on to those I knwo who may benefit or be interested. xx
Wonderful news Tinks. Such a lovely thing for someone to do. There is a Maggie's centre near me in Edinburgh. I will make my donation when my salary comes in. It's a wonderful centre and they do an amazing job. xx
Tinks - thats just brilliant - and wonderful that someone has made a donation as a result of your post! You go girl - its people like you who remind me that there are some wonderful folk in the world! xx
What an amazing thread, well done Tink's for highlighting such an important charity and God bless the wonderful person who donated. This is the internet at it's absolute best.
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This is AB at its best rocky it really is.....

I jusy wanted to share my experience of such a lovely place but the donation has just made my absolute year it really has and i can just imagine what the money will help towards xxx
<This is AB at its best rocky it really is..... >

That's actually what I meant to say Tinks x
Being a cancer suffereR I have visited several support centres and have been impressed with care and compassion from the volunteers
I went to somewhere similar when I was at college. We went to Rachel House which is a children's hospice and they offer respite to the families that use it. It was a fantastic place to visit but also very heartbreaking.

You should look into volunteering a few days a week or something? I was going to get in touch with Rachel House but then got offered my job so was unable to do it. It would be such a rewarding experience :)


Oh and I agree... AB at it's best!! :D
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Im glad to hear that you have recieved great support Owd xx
I have just completed a course of chemotherapy and my seat overlooked a Maggie's Centre. I haven't yet visited it but am comforted to know that it is there in case of need and support; they do excellent work.
Many of the Centres have been awarded major architectural awards.

I am very heartened by the generosity of the AB donor.
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Hi euphema!! Hope you are doing well!?

If you think you would enjoy going id urge you to go!

Xxx
I've not heard of them, but I worked in a hospice for six years - I have huge respect for everyone involved in palliative care.
We don't have one of those in Yorkshire, sadly. We do have a fantastic one of these though:
http://www.kissingitbetter.co.uk/44

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