GUEST WRITTEN BY ASHLEY LENNON
Maggie’s Culture Crawls are back and this year they need your help to make the fundraising events the biggest and best yet.
Maggie’s annual Culture Crawls are part night-walks, part cultural adventure. The fun, Friday night experiential events are also the prefect way to support Maggie’s, the cancer charity which offers free practical and emotional support to people with cancer, as well as family and friends, through a network of 21 Centres across the UK and beyond.
Built in the grounds of specialist NHS 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. Maggie’s offers visitors an array of services to help them in day to day life, from practical advice about benefits and eating well to drop in with expert cancer support specialists.
The evidence based programme of support also includes stress management advice as well as courses for those who have been newly diagnosed and for those who have finished treatment. All in a calm, uplifting environment provided by the centres – each of which is uniquely and individually designed to reduce stress and anxiety.
Amazingly, Maggie’s relies almost entirely on voluntary donations to run this network of Centres offering essential support to help people live well with cancer. These funds are used with the aim of making the biggest difference possible to those that visit our Centres, and that’s why the funds raised by those who take part in the Maggie’s Culture Crawls are so important.
The walks, which vary in length but cover a maximum distance of 10 miles, are fun for anyone over the age of 16, with something for everyone along the way. Whichever city you choose to take part in, you’ll be getting exclusive access to amazing buildings around your city, you’ll be able to enjoy cultural surprises and taste delicious food and drink that has been inspired by the nutritional support available in our Centres.
This year, Maggie’s Culture Crawl Edinburgh is taking place on the 22nd of September, with Maggie’s Culture Crawl Glasgow following closely behind on the 29th of September. We would love to have you along to join us in support of Maggie’s. You can click here, to find a Culture Crawl near you and find out more about how you can be involved.