"THIS IS WHERE I FINALLY OPENED UP ABOUT WHAT CANCER WAS DOING TO ME, IT WAS THE PLACE WHERE I TALKED, LAUGHED, CRIED AND DRANK ENDLESS CUPS OF TEA WITH OTHERS WHO FELT THE SAME. THE PLACE WHERE I REALISED I WASN’T ALONE."
Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centre is a place to turn to for help with any of the issues, small or large, associated with cancer. Under one roof you can access help with cancer information, benefits advice, psychological support both individually and in groups, courses such as Yoga and Creative Writing as well as stress reducing strategies. You don’t have to make an appointment, or be referred, you just drop in. Everything we offer is free of charge.
It is there for anybody who feels the need for help, which includes those who love and look after someone with cancer, who often feel as frightened and vulnerable as those who actually have the disease. Due to advances in medical care, the number of people living with and beyond cancer is increasing, so the support available to them becomes ever more important.
Like all Maggie’s Centres, the Cheltenham Centre is just minutes away from the oncology unit at Cheltenham General Hospital. The Centre serves the 3 counties of Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire where 35,000 people are living with cancer.