08 May 2019
In March, cancer charity Maggie’s encouraged friends, families and colleagues to gather around their kitchen table and fundraise with hundreds of Kitchen Table Days taking place nationwide, all raising money for people with cancer.
In order to live more positively with cancer, Maggie's 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.
Spire Southampton held their own Kitchen Table Day with staff and patients taking part, raising over £2,500 through cake and book sales, a raffle and guess the weight of the cake game. Spire Southampton matched anything raised.
Margaret da Costa, Hospital Director said, “Spire Southampton is pleased to be supporting national cancer support charity, Maggie’s. We hope to support this new location by raising awareness of the great work they do, helping bring Maggie’s cancer care to the South of England. Through the partnership we will raise vital funds, awareness and help bring Maggie’s to the community. Maggie’s does incredible work providing free practical, emotional and social support to anyone with any type of cancer. We are really excited to be involved.”
Gemma McKnight, Centre Fundraising Manager at Maggie’s Southampton, adds: “We are delighted and proud to have been chosen as Spire Southampton’s charity partner and would like to thank them for arranging such a fantastic Kitchen Table Day. Maggie’s is a charity solely reliant on donations to support and grow our network of centres. Money raised from this partnership will help us move one step closer to bringing a Maggie’s to the South and to make the biggest difference possible to people living with cancer and their family and friends.”
To find out more about your local Maggie’s centre and to see how the centre supports people living with cancer across the South, please get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org or 07753 136178.