Maggie’s, the charity which provides free practical and emotional support for people living with cancer, is encouraging everyone across London to walk together for an evening of fun, food and culture, all to help people living with cancer.
Maggie’s Culture Crawl London returns for the 11th year on Friday 29th September. The event gives participants a chance to see the city of London in a new light as they walk 10 miles and get exclusive night-time access to some of the city’s cultural icons. Exciting Venues for this years walk include the Design Museum, Royal Academy of Arts, Museum of London, Foster + Partners’ offices, and the new Maggie’s Centre at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, yet to be unveiled to the public.
As the number of people living with cancer increases it is essential that they are able to find the practical and emotional support they need to cope with the changes that life after cancer brings. Maggie’s West London offers a way of living well with cancer. This includes ensuring that people with cancer in the region are really listened to, that they are offered tailored individual support, group support and practical advice, all delivered by qualified professionals within a space that enables them to meet other people who understand what it means to be living with cancer too.
All of the money raised through Maggie’s Culture Crawl London will help ensure the Centre continues to provide free, professional support to all those living with cancer who need it across the region.
Elaine Stewart, Centre Head of Maggie’s West London who will be attending the event, said: “Discovering our city as the sun sets and taking in its sights and cultural gems is quickly becoming a calendar highlight. As a charity Maggie’s West London relies on donations to continue to develop our unique, high quality programme of support. I really hope the local community gets behind the event to help us support as many people living with cancer, as well as their family and friends, across London.’’
Maggie’s has a network of Centres across the UK and 11 Culture Crawls will be happening up and down the country in September with the aim to raise £500,000 to help support people living with cancer.
Registration for the event is £40 and participants are asked to raise a minimum of £150, a fundraising pack full of ideas to make sure each walker reaches their target will be available from Maggie’s West London or online. An early bid rate of £30 is available which ends on 1st July. Tickets only (with no fundraising obligation) are available for an early bird rate of £90, (full price £120). Places are limited so register now.
All Maggie’s Culture Crawl walkers will get a free t-shirt and a medal. Find out more and sign-up here.