Maggie’s Glasgow gets into gear for Culture Crawl

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Cancer support charity Maggie’s is once more giving the people of Glasgow the chance to see their city in a new light while also raising vital funds for the charity which provides free practical and emotional support for people living with cancer.

Returning for a third year and sponsored once again by Brodies LLP, Maggie’s Culture Crawl will take place on Glasgow on Friday, September 28.

The walk will traverse 10-miles through the city with exclusive night-time access to some of the city’s new and old cultural icons including The Dockyard Social, The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons and finish with a variety show at The Britannia Panoptican Theatre.

The route will include entertainment from Irish fiddler, Lauren Dunbar, and swing sensation, The Hume Sax Quartet. Maggie’s ‘crawlers’ will also view exhibits from artists Zoe Law and Lucy Gordon, as well as sample some street food and share a dram at the Clydeside Distillery along the way.

Kerry Craig, centre head of Maggie’s Glasgow, said: “Discovering our city as the sun sets and taking in its sights and cultural gems is quickly becoming a calendar highlight. As a charity Maggie’s Glasgow relies on donations to continue to develop our unique, high quality programme of support. I really hope the local community gets behind this event to help us support as many people living with cancer, as well as their family and friends, across the west of Scotland.”

As the number of people living with cancer increases it is essential that they are able to find the practical and emotional support they need to cope with the changes that life after cancer brings.

Maggie’s Glasgow offers a way of living well with cancer. This includes ensuring that people with cancer in the region are really listened to, that they are offered tailored individual support, group support and practical advice, all delivered by qualified professional within a space that enables them to meet other people who understand what it means to be living with cancer too.

All of the money raised through Maggie’s Culture Crawl Glasgow will help ensure the Centre continues to provide free, professional support to all those living with cancer who need it across the region.

June Dunphy from Glasgow is walking for Maggie’s along with her sisters, Margaret Duffy and Patricia Park in memory of her son, Brian who died of leukaemia in 1989 and her younger brother also, Brian, who died from bowel cancer last year.

June said: “I’d first read about fundraising to build the very first Maggie’s in Glasgow in 2000 and I knew then that it would have been a wonderful place that my family could have benefited from.

“Brian was so young when he was diagnosed that a lot of our friends didn’t know what to say and I could have done with some of the emotional and practical support that Maggie’s offers then.

“I started to fundraise for Maggie’s in April 2001 when I first saw a poster for a Sahara Desert Trek for the charity. It changed my life and I know that Brian was there with me when I was invited to the opening of the Glasgow Maggie’s back in 2002. We were affected again by cancer as a family when my brother Brian passed away last year.

“I’m doing the Culture Crawl Glasgow walk with my sisters because I know the good work that Maggie’s does. It’s a place that people affected by cancer can go to for every kind of help whether it’s to do with figuring out medical jargon, or emotional support or simply for a chat and cup of tea.”

Maggie’s has a network of Centres across the UK and 11 Culture Crawls will be happening up and down the country in September with the aim to raise £500,000 to help support people living with cancer.

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