Butterfield supports islanders living with cancer through new charity partner Maggie’s
Butterfield is proud to announce Maggie’s as its new charity partner. Maggie’s provides free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their families and friends. The charity has a total of 24 centres across the UK. By the end of 2020, the first Maggie’s centre on the south coast of the UK will be completed at Southampton General Hospital, which will offer support to islanders receiving treatment off-island.
With one in two people now expected to be affected by cancer at some point in their lifetime, Maggie’s in Southampton will fill an ever-growing need in the south of England, Jersey and Guernsey. Southampton General Hospital is a leader in cancer research and a global centre of excellence, supporting more than 3.7 million people across the region.
The charity was set up by Maggie Keswick Jencks who lived with advanced cancer for two years. During that time, she used her knowledge and experience to create a blueprint for a new type of care. Maggie’s centres complement the NHS’s medical care by addressing gaps in non-clinical support which can leave people feeling lost, confused and alone. The charity gives personalised support to help people see beyond their diagnosis, feel less overwhelmed, manage their stress, get the best out of their treatment and deal with the consequences of cancer.
Maggie’s is the first charity partner for Butterfield’s newly formed UK and Channel Islands CSR committee as of this summer and will be supported through various fundraising activities over the coming months. All proceeds raised in Guernsey and Jersey will go towards the running costs and upkeep of the Southampton Maggie’s centre. Butterfield is also assisting in the creation of “Friends of Maggie’s” in both its Guernsey and Jersey offices which will act as a sub-committee focusing on fundraising for the charity.
Gemma McKnight, Centre Fundraising Manager Maggie’s Southampton, said: “We are extremely grateful to Butterfield for choosing to support Maggie’s and the new centre on the south coast. In Jersey alone, an average of 600 people receive cancer treatment or follow-up care on the island each year, with approximately a third receiving treatment off-island. Therefore, it’s so important that islanders, their friends and family have access to an alternative and welcoming space to the hospital rooms, accommodation in Southampton and around the hospital site during long inpatient treatment. Maggie’s aim was to offer hope and ‘not to lose the joy of living through the fear of dying’ and that’s what we hope to achieve.”
Alan Bain, Butterfield’s CSR Committee Chairman, UK and Channel Islands, said: “We are delighted to support Maggie’s which does such important work providing free support to islanders living with cancer. When islanders receive treatment in Southampton, they usually stay at nearby hotels, go to hospital and have their treatment, and there’s not much else to do. Many are also very tired after treatment. Now they’ll be able to go and visit a ‘home from home’ at the Maggie’s centre. At Butterfield, we are committed to supporting the communities we call home. This is our way of helping our fellow islanders who are going through an extremely tough time in their life to receive that extra bit of help and support.”
Notes to Editors:
Maggie’s was founded by Maggie Keswick-Jencks, a landscape architect who lived with secondary breast cancer until 1995. Maggie’s aim was to offer hope and ‘not to lose the joy of living through the fear of dying’. Maggie’s provides expert care to anyone living with cancer and their friends and family. With 24 centres across the UK and abroad, the first centre on the south coast has started construction and will open late 2020.
Maggie’s centres offer advice on benefits and nutrition, managing hair loss and skin care, a ‘Getting Started’ course for the newly diagnosed and a ‘Where Now’ course for those adjusting to life after cancer. The programme includes one-to-one group sessions with the cancer support specialists and psychologists, stress reduction and relaxation workshops, art therapy and creative writing courses, as well as gentle physical activity such as gardening, Nordic walking or tai chi.
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