Raise funds at kitchen table

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People can help to raise money for a new Maggie’s Centre in Leeds by getting together around a kitchen table.

Cancer charity Maggie’s Yorkshire is encouraging friends, family and colleagues to join Maggie’s Kitchen Table Day 2017 on May 5, which will see events held nationwide to gather and give for people living with cancer. People could hold an afternoon tea, supper or even a book club.

Ben Feely, centre fundraising manager at Maggie’s Yorkshire, said: “I can’t wait to see the wonderful events that people in Yorkshire come up with to help make Maggie’s Kitchen Table Day 2017 a success. The money raised will help us to build a new Maggie’s Centre in Leeds which will provide support to anyone affected by cancer across Yorkshire.

“Events like this are so important to Maggie’s as we rely entirely on voluntary donations to allow us to keep on developing our unique programme of free support for all those living with cancer in the area.”

Maggie’s Yorkshire is fundraising to build the new centre in the grounds of St James’s Hospital. The YEP’s A Million for Maggie’s Appeal is aiming to raise £1m towards the creation of the centre.

Every Maggie’s Centre follows the ideas about cancer care originally laid out by Maggie Keswick Jencks, who lived with advanced cancer for two years and was determined that she should not “lose the joy of living in the fear of dying.”

All Maggie’s Centres are designed to feel like a home and all have a big kitchen table at their heart, where new visitors often head first.

To register for a free pack visit www.maggiescentres.org/kitchentableday or contact Ben Feely via ben.feely@maggiescentres.org or on 07701 395507.