Maggie’s, the charity which provides free practical, emotional and social support for people with cancer and their family and friends, is delighted to announce that it’s Culture Crawl event held on Friday September 23rd, has raised over £24,000.
The event involved 140 people walking 8 miles of the city with stops at special venues along the way. The Story Museum, Magdalen College, Oxford Castle Unlocked and contemporary art gallery, OVADA; were all kind enough to open their doors to participants free of charge. Walkers were entertained by local group ‘Mim’s Belly Dancers’, Oxford City and Wolvercote Morris Men and Short Drag Roger ‘pirate’ singers! Refreshments along the way were provided by Horsebox Coffee Co, Simply Food to Go, Mission Burrito and Tesco Abingdon. Mobility scooters were provided by Quingo Mobility, making the event accessible for all.
One walker commented, ‘It was enormously enjoyable for us all. Sea shanties on the river, belly dancers in the museum, Morris dancers in the prison as well as ghosts, super snacks and a very interesting walk!’
Claire Marriott, Centre Head of Maggie’s Oxford, said: “As a charity Maggie’s Oxford relies on donations to continue to develop our unique, high quality programme of support for people with cancer and their families and friends. We’re so grateful to everyone who supported the walk, but especially those who took part and got sponsored by friends and family. £24,000 will go a long way in providing the support people need to find their way through cancer.’
Built in the grounds of The Churchill Hospital Maggie’s Oxford is a place to find practical advice about benefits and eating well; a place where qualified experts provide emotional support; a place to meet other people or simply to sit quietly with a cup of tea.
Maggie’s Oxford has been providing support for people with cancer and their family and friends, across Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire for nearly two years. The Centre, designed by Wilkinson Eyre was opened in 2014.