Maggie’s, the charity that provides free practical and emotional support for people living with cancer, today celebrated as builders have moved onto site to prepare for construction of its new Centre in the grounds of Velindre Cancer Centre.
The new Centre has been designed by acclaimed architects Dow Jones and was developed by Maggie’s working in partnership with Velindre Cancer Centre to enhance the cancer care and support already on offer.
Alun Jones of Dow Jones said “We are delighted that our Maggie’s South East Wales is starting on site on Monday, and that Maggie’s will soon be able to provide their unique care for the people of Cardiff and the surrounding area. It is a very exciting next step on the journey for all of us.”
Every year 5,000 people in the region are diagnosed with cancer. As the number of people living with cancer increases, support becomes even more important.
Built in the grounds of NHS hospitals, Maggie’s Centres are warm and welcoming places, with qualified professionals on hand to offer a programme of support that has been shown to improve physical and emotional wellbeing. Once open the Centre will be there for anyone living with cancer, offering an enhanced and unique evidence-based programme of support delivered in an uplifting, non-clinical environment, as well as a comprehensive service of complementary therapies including psychological support, benefits advice, nutrition workshops, relaxation and stress management, art therapy, tai chi and yoga.
The Centre is due to open this winter.
Maggie’s relies on voluntary donations to support and grow its network of Centres and to develop its unique, high quality programme of support. The charity’s aim is to make the biggest difference possible to people living with cancer and their family and friends.
To find out more about Maggie’s Cardiff, the programme of support the centre will offer, or to get involved with fundraising contact Rachael Davies on 07592 104157 or email Rachael.Davies@maggiescentres.org