Newcastle International Airport is proud to work alongside Maggie's as our official charity. We work very closely with them on several projects in the North East and fully support the excellent job they do for our children.
Today 800 people in the UK will be diagnosed with cancer, making this a day they will never forget. Maggie’s Centres across the country are offering support to these individuals as well as the estimated two million people living with cancer in the UK today.
People with cancer need places like Maggie’s; a place to find comfort, clarity and a cup of tea. Maggie’s Centres offer expert information and advice as well as counselling, benefits advice, support groups and practical support like stress management workshops. By walking through the doors to Maggie’s someone with cancer or their loved one will find a place that empowers them to cope with the enormity of cancer.
Maggie’s are soon to open a new centre in the North East based at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle. The new purpose built centre will serve a population of two million people. In this community over 13,500 are diagnosed with cancer every year and it is estimated that today in the North East 65,000 people are living with cancer.
The North East desperately needs a Maggie’s Centre and Newcastle International Airport will be helping to open Maggie’s doors in 2013.