Help turn Oldham orange to support Maggies

CAN you help turn Oldham orange with collection tins to support Maggie’s and those with cancer?

Cancer charity Maggie’s is looking for enthusiastic and friendly volunteers to help them raise money and awareness for their centre as part of their Collection Tin Campaign.

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

In order to live more positively with cancer, Maggie believed people needed information, stress-reducing strategies, psychological support and the opportunity to meet other people in similar circumstances in a relaxed and beautiful setting.

Built in the grounds of The Royal Oldham Hospital, Maggie’s Oldham is a warm and welcoming place, with qualified professionals who help improve physical and emotional wellbeing.

Their Collection Tin Campaign is a great opportunity for anyone who has a few hours to spare every couple of months to support a local charity.

The role will involve finding new venues in your community to display collection tins, such as pubs, newsagents, takeaways and doctor surgeries, as well as emptying and replacing existing tins every few months.

Tricia Golden, who has already signed up to help out, said: “Oldham is so lucky to have a Maggie’s centre. But it needs the support of local people to provide the services that are so valued by its users.

“Every Maggie’s centre has to be self-funded, so I am collecting to raise funds to support the building and the services within it.”

To find out more about Maggie’s Oldham, visit their centre at the Sir Norman Stoller Building, Royal Oldham Hospital, Rochdale Road, OL1 2JH or call them on 0161 989 0550 or email

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