Ladies Love Lunch event in support of Maggie's

Posted 25/4/2019 by Jane Gibb

We were delighted to attend the Ladies Love Lunch today in aid of Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centre Edinburgh. Hosted by Grant Stott, the lunch was held at the Sheraton Hotel, Edinburgh and included a silent auction and raffle, with all proceeds being donated the Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centre Edinburgh.

This amazing charity provides free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their family and friends, following the ideas about cancer care originally laid out by Maggie Keswick Jencks.

In May 1993, Maggie Keswick Jencks was told that her breast cancer had returned and was given two to three months to live. She joined an advanced chemotherapy trial and lived for another 18 months. During that time, she and her husband Charles Jencks worked closely with her medical team, which included oncology nurse, Laura Lee, now Maggie’s Chief Executive, to develop a new approach to cancer care.

In order to live more positively with cancer, Maggie and Charles believed you needed information that would allow you to be an informed participant in your medical treatment, stress-reducing strategies, psychological support and the opportunity to meet other people in similar circumstances in a relaxed domestic atmosphere. Maggie was determined that people should not “lose the joy of living in the fear of dying” and the day before she died in June 1995, she sat in her garden, face to the sun and said: “Aren’t we lucky?”

In November 1996, the first Maggie’s Centre opened in Edinburgh and what Maggie had planned became real.


We were delighted to support this wonderful fundraiser, which saw over £66k donated to Maggie’s Cancer Care Centre Edinburgh.


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