THE Herald has launched a campaign to highlight the work of Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres across Scotland, as one of its 225th birthday special projects.
Readers are invited to become a ‘Herald Friend of Maggie’s’, to support the charity’s work this year and beyond.
Sarah Brown, wife of Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, and patron of Maggie’s, launched the campaign with a personal insight into why the work they do is so special, explaining: “Maggie’s are places that help people in the way that they want and at one of the most difficult and stressful times that any of us may have to face in our lifetime.”
Broadcaster, Kirsty Wark, also a patron of Maggie’s, adds: “I’m so thrilled that The Herald is doing its bit for Maggie’s. We need as much support as possible.”
Maggie’s Centres work with local NHS partnerships to provide free emotional, psychological and practical support to anyone affected by cancer. They were the vision of the Dumfriesshire-based garden designer and author, Maggie Keswick Jencks, when she was treated for breast cancer. There are now five Maggie’s Centres across Scotland, with two more in the pipeline.
A logo for The Herald campaign, one of the keynote projects to mark the newspaper’s 225th year, has been specially created by the award-winning Glasgow design team, Timorous Beasties.