About Maggie's

Maggie’s offers free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their families and friends, offering a programme of support that has been shown to strengthen physical and emotional wellbeing

Built in the grounds of specialist NHS cancer hospitals, our Centres are designed by leading architects to be warm and welcoming and full of light and open space. They are places to find practical advice about benefits and eating well; places where qualified experts provide emotional support; places to meet other people or simply to sit quietly with a cup of tea.

Great design and architecture is vital to the care Maggie’s offers and so we work with world-renowned architects like Zaha Hadid, Richard Rogers and Norman Foster, who give their time for little or nothing. Their skills deliver the calm, uplifting environments so important to the people who visit and work in our Centres.

The first Maggie’s Centre opened in Edinburgh in 1996 and since then Maggie’s has continued to grow, with 17 Centres at major NHS cancer hospitals in the UK, online and abroad.

To learn more about Maggie's and the support we offer please visit our main website.