Join Maggie’s Culture Crawl to support people with cancer

STEP out on Maggie’s Culture Crawl and join local families as they walk together to help people with cancer.

Laura and Ste McGarry

The event talks place on Friday, September 28 and is a sponsored walk for Maggie’s, which provide free practical and emotional support to people with cancer and their family and friends. 

It gives participants a chance to see Oldham in a new light as they walk 10 kilometres and get exclusive night-time access to interesting venues, live entertainment and tasty food. 

Laura McGarry and her family will be taking part in the Culture Crawl and they’re encouraging everyone to join them.

Laura said: “As soon as you walk through the door to Maggie’s, you get a warm welcome, and the offer of tea and cake, I instantly knew I was going to like it there! 

“Maggie’s has been a really special place to me since my diagnosis, from a friendly ear and a place to catch your thoughts after appointments to sessions such as ‘Look Good Feel Better’ to help you regain your identity when undergoing cancer treatment.

“The Culture Crawl is a great way to raise money to help Maggies to continue the amazing work they do and keep helping people affected by cancer, while having a great time in the process! 

“Unfortunately last year I couldn’t take part with the rest of my family as I was undergoing my treatment, so I am really looking forward to joining this year!”

Last year Ste, Laura’s husband, and Debbie and Tony Griffiths, her mum and step-dad) took part in Culture Crawl.

Debbie and Tony said: “We had great fun on last year’s Culture Crawl and can’t wait to be part of this year’s event. 

“We took part as a way of saying thank you for all the support Maggie’s have given to Laura and her family following her diagnosis with breast cancer. 

“We were astounded at the generosity of our family and friends who really dug deep to raise over £1,000, and it’s fantastic to think we can help Maggie’s to continue to do their amazing work.”

Laura Tomlinson, Fundraising Manager from Maggie’s Oldham, explained: “As a charity Maggie’s relies on donations to continue developing our unique, high quality programme of support.

“We are so grateful to Laura and her family for everything they do to support Maggie’s and for  joinng us at Culture Crawl for the second year running. We’re so pleased Laura can take part with her family too this year!”

Registration for the event is £20 and participants are asked to aim to raise £80 for Maggie’s. 

All Maggie’s Culture Crawl walkers will get a free t-shirt and a medal. 

Find out more and sign up online: www.maggiescentres.org/ccoldham 

For more information please contact Laura Tomlinson on 07584 518 266 or email: laura.tomlinson@maggiescentres.org 

If you or someone you care about is diagnosed with cancer, Maggie’s can help. The Centre on the grounds of The Royal Oldham Hospital is a warm, welcoming place where you can meet people who are experiencing the same things you are, find support groups specific to your needs and get advice and information from our professional staff. 

For further information go online: www.maggiescentres.org/oldham

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