Participants in a previous Maggie's Night Hike
August 28, 2023
Maggie's West London is encouraging people to take part in a Night Hike to help support its work supporting people with cancer and their families and friends.
On Friday 29 September you will have the option of walking 10 or 18 miles after dark passing iconic landmarks and seeing them in a light you will never have viewed them before.
On the hike you will visit two Maggie’s centres including the one near Charing Cross Hospital and face the ultimate night-time challenge to support people with cancer, their family, and friends. The walk should suit all experience levels and every walker will get a free Maggie’s t-shirt, medal and goodie bag.
A participant from the Night Hike last year said, “Well, what a night that was! We had an absolute ball and loved every minute of it in spite of the pouring rain! It was all organised so beautifully, right from the beginning, the maps, the goody bags, t-shirt s and continued support all along the way. Such an amazing night - one we shall never forget and one which we all enjoyed enormously.”
Another hiker from 2022 added, “All the staff and volunteers were amazing at keeping our spirits up with their enthusiasm and I appreciated the food and drinks provided to keep us all going. The views throughout London, but, especially, over the Millenium Bridge were extraordinary; it was really good fun and | will do it again!”
To live more positively with cancer, Maggie believed people needed information, stress-reducing strategies, psychological support, and the opportunity to meet other people in similar circumstances in a relaxed and beautiful setting. All Maggie's centres are individually designed by leading architects to feel like a home and all have a big kitchen table at their heart.
With the impact of Covid and now the cost-of-living crisis on people with cancer, Maggie’s support has never been more needed. The charity is continuing to support people financially emotionally throughout their cancer diagnosis.
Located at Charing Cross Hospital, Maggie’s West London aims to be a warm and welcoming place, with qualified professionals on hand to offer an evidence-based core programme of support that has been shown to improve physical and emotional wellbeing.
Maggie’s West London relies on voluntary donations. To find out more about Maggie's West London and to see how the centre supports people living with cancer visit the Centre at Charing Cross Hospital or get in touch on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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