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MetiNews.Com - In these terrible uncertain times we don’t have much to smile about. The other day I went to my first ever topping out ceremony for the new Maggie’s Merseyside.
Breaking News ! In these terrible uncertain times we don’t have much to smile about. The other day I went to my first ever topping out ceremony for the new Maggie’s Merseyside. A building gifted by Steve Morgan, it’s in the grounds of Clatterbridge Hospital, Wirral. There is also going to be one in Liverpool. If you don’t know about Maggie’s, it’s truly amazing the work they do. If you or someone you care about has been diagnosed with Cancer, Maggie’s Merseyside are there for you. You get 121 free help and information. Read More Related Articles Friendship with ex-Reds' CEO one I won't forget A calming space, where you can get a cup of tea and meet people who understand what you are going through. or just take a moment to gather you thoughts. The word Cancer can bring fear to people’s lives, it’s the uncertainty of it and the journey that you are about to take. Maggie’s opened in 2014. So who was Maggie? She was a woman with a vision, who lived with advanced Cancer for two years. During that time she used her experience to create a blueprint for a new type of care. The Maggie’s centres are built around her vision, that people should not lose the joy of living in the fear of dying. Being diagnosed with Cancer brings tough questions, exhausting treatment and different emotions ranching from anxiety, to loneliness and isolation. Maggie’s Centres give you the space and time you need when a diagnosis of Cancer is given to you or a loved one. Steve Morgan and his foundation have really been touched by the story of Maggie’s Centres. This man’s generosity is truly amazing.
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Mr Morgan CBE said “I am delighted the foundation is funding and building the new Maggie’s Centre at Clatterbridge which is our biggest capital project to date. “The work undertaken by the staff at Maggie’s Centres across the country offer invaluable, practical support when people are being treated and their family and friends need it most.” Mr Morgan spoke openly about his family’s experience with the disease at the ceremony saying: “My wife Sally had breast cancer and recovered seven years ago, so cancer is very close to her heart.
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“She had stage 3 cancer, and thankfully has come through to the other side. But she knows what it is like, the trauma you go through. “Sally was insistent we take a look at Maggie’s, and she was so right. All of the trustees are so delighted to be part of the Maggie’s family.” There is now a campaign for the public to get involved with the centres called ‘Million for Maggie’s’. It will help fund running costs to ensure that thousands of people with Cancer in the local area can have access to the new centre. The reason I’m getting involved with this charity is because of a woman whose passion is immense.
Alexis Redmond, MBE has just stepped down from her role as High Sheriff of Cheshire. She and her husband Phil, who gave us Brookside and Hollyoaks are as passionate as Steve is over the work Maggie’s do. She is the Chair of the campaign and centre fundraising board. I’ve never been to a topping out ceremony before. It’s interesting, It refers to the installation of the final piece of structure, or the completion of the roof on a building. So, exciting times for Maggie’s Merseyside ahead, please get involved with Million for Maggie’s.
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