Maggie's offers free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their family and friends. Built in the grounds of specialist NHS cancer 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.
Great architecture is vital to the care Maggie's offers; and to achieve that Maggie's works with great architects like Zaha Hadid, Richard Rogers and Norman Foster, whose expertise and experience deliver the calm, uplifting environments that are so important to the people who visit and work in the Centres.
Maggie's was founded in Scotland with its first Centre opening in Edinburgh in 1996. Since then, the people of Scotland have raised nearly £50 million to build and run eight Centres covering every major NHS hospital in the country, with the eighth due to open in the summer of 2016. Maggie's ground-breaking model of cancer care now has a network of 18 Centres across the UK, online and abroad with more planned for the future.
2016 marks Maggie's 20th anniversary and Maggie's Forth Valley will become the 20th Centre when it opens this summer.