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Local People Take to the Streets for Maggie’s Cancer Charity

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This October will be the 6th Culture Crawl in Oxford, with people taking to the streets walking for cancer support charity Maggie’s.

Maggie’s Culture Crawl – a 5 mile sponsored walk taking in iconic and cultural highlights – will take place in Oxford on Saturday 2nd October. This year, the venues include: Science Oxford Centre, The Oxford Artisan Distillery (TOAD), St Michael’s at the Northgate, History of Science Museum and Blavatnik School of Government.

Those taking part will raise crucial funds to help Maggie’s provide free support for people living with cancer – support that is needed now more than ever.

‘You don’t forget what happened, the grief never stops, but seeing the togetherness of everyone at Culture Crawl was a special, humbling and really enjoyable experience’ says Furzana.

After Furzana’s partner died, she found the support she needed at Maggie’s where she met a close group of friends through the Bereavement Support Group. The group took part in Culture Crawl to raise money for Maggie’s and make sure people with cancer, as well as family and friends, get the vital support they need.

Maggie’s Oxford Centre Head Claire Marriott said: “We are delighted to once more be welcoming people to take part in our Culture Crawl event.

“It has always been a highlight of the year with a fantastic warm, friendly and fun atmosphere, but more importantly as we rely almost entirely on voluntary donations the funds raised will hugely help us to support people living with cancer.

“Cancer is possibly the most difficult experience of a person’s life and for many people the pandemic and restrictions have made life even harder, meaning our professional support is more needed than ever before.

“I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who takes part.”

Find out more about the Culture Crawl on maggies.org/ccoxford

About Maggie’s 

  • Maggie’s has 25 years of experience providing free cancer support and information in centres across the UK.
  • Built in the grounds of NHS cancer hospitals, the centres are warm and welcoming, and run by expert staff who help people live well with cancer.
  • Maggie’s has been supporting people with cancer throughout the coronavirus crisis over the phone, email and online. This support has helped people 239,000 times during 2020.
  • Maggie’s centres are open. This support runs alongside our ongoing phone,
    email and digital support.
  • The first centre opened in Edinburgh in 1996. Maggie’s now has 24 centres in the UK and a growing international network.
  • Maggie’sis funded by voluntary donations.
  • Maggie’s President is HRH The Duchess of Cornwall.
  • Maggie’s Chief Executive, Laura Lee was awarded a Damehood in 2019 for her services to people with cancer.

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