A little background...
Maggie’s and Cabbages & Roses have been working together since Summer 2009, celebrating their passion for beautiful design and a thoughtful approach. Maggie’s provide support for people living with cancer out of welcoming, inspiring and, sometimes challenging, cancer support centres all over the UK.
The importance of environment has been a cornerstone of Maggie’s programme of support since the charity launched in 1995 – Maggie’s founder believed that providing the right kind of support in the right kind of space was an empowering way to help people live with, through and beyond cancer. Maggie’s have now built seven cancer support centres and are are raising funds to build a further eight, along with a ninth 'online centre'. The centres provide a drop-in service for anyone affected by cancer, including families, friends and carers; a programme of activities and groups helping people to manage stress, eat well and cope with grief and the impact of the side effects of cancer and a wealth of information and advice. You can find out where your nearest Maggie’s Centre is and more about how you can support Cabbages & Roses’ charity by visiting www.maggiescentres.org or clicking on the image above.
It costs Maggie’s around £350,000 a year to provide this much-needed support out of one of their cancer support centres, and Maggie’s relies on the support of individuals and businesses like Cabbages & Roses, who generously donate their money, time and ideas - helping Maggie’s to help others, and to grow. It is Maggie’s aim to build a cancer support centre in the grounds of every major hospital in the UK and Cabbages & Roses have been helping make that happen by donating 10% of the profit made on some of their amazing clothes to Maggie’s over previous seasons.
How you can help...
This month we have decided to add an option to donate to Maggie's through our checkout process, for all of our customers who shop with us online. All you have to do is select the shipping option that includes the contribution, before you make your payment. You can view all of the delivery options in your shopping bag or, if you proceed straight to the check out, you can use the drop down menu to select either Standard, Western Eu or Rest of EU shipping 'with contribution to Maggie's' which will add the £1.50 donation onto your shipping cost.
If you'd like to know a little more about Maggie's, their history and their founders Maggie Keswick Jencks (pictured) and Charles Jencks, click here.
Thank you for your continued support.
Love, C&R x
PS. The image of Maggie Keswick Jencks has been borrowed from http://www.maggiescentres.org