In May 1993, Maggie Keswick Jencks was told that her breast cancer had returned and was given two to three months to live. Maggie’s legacy is Maggie’s Centres. Maggie and husband Charles Jencks believed that when diagnosed with cancer, you needed information that would allow you to be an informed participant in your medical treatment, with psychological support and the opportunity to meet other people in similar circumstances in a relaxed domestic atmosphere.
Crimbotrees is proud to support Maggie’s Edinburgh
We’re proud to be associated with Maggie’s Edinburgh to help support the great work they do with people and families affected by cancer. Maggie’s offers free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their families and friends. Help is offered freely to anyone with any type of cancer.
Every year, £5 from the sale of every one of our Scottish grown Christmas trees purchased is donated to this great cause to raise enough money to fund a day’s running costs for Maggie’s Edinburgh. Christmas 2018 sales resulted in a fantastic £3037.53, which included contributions to our usual charity collecting tin.
These donations enabled us to sponsor Monday 2nd December’s running costs for Maggie’s Edinburgh, and to add to the Christmas cheer we also donated two beautiful Crimbotrees Nordmann Fir Christmas trees to decorate the centre.
We’d like to thank the team at Maggie’s Edinburgh including Amy Robertson Centre Fundraiser for their letter of thanks, and look forward to meeting the team and seeing the new centre extension completed at the end of 2018.
Centre extension open
2018 was, as always, a busy year for Maggie’s Edinburgh – as well as extending the centre to provide more space for group and one to one support sessions, over 17,000 people benefitted from 6100 hours of Cancer Specialist Support, 2378 hours of psychological support and 548 hours of benefits advice. Providing this wraparound support for people and families affected by cancer is a vital, much needed and very welcome service and we look forward to continuing to support Maggie’s in 2019 and beyond.
References: Maggies Edinburgh