'Maggie's Van' promotes cancer charity at Cycling World Championships
Hundreds of people visiting the UCI Cycling World Championships in Glasgow have stopped by Maggie’s, the cancer support charity’s pop-up ‘mobile space’ to find out how Maggie’s supports people with cancer.Laura Nash
Published 16 August 2023
The van has been created in partnership with EMS Healthcare, to help Maggie’s deliver on their commitment to raise awareness about the free psychological, emotional, and practical assistance that is available to anyone with cancer.
As an official charity partner to the UCI Cycling World Championships, Maggie’s rolled into one of the main routes at Glasgow Green for a final pitstop across the ten-day event to meet and greet visitors and let them know of the support that Maggie’s can provide.
The mobile unit has been travelling across the country before reaching its end destination in Glasgow. The van has already visited the Maggie’s centres at hospitals in Wirral, Oldham, Manchester, Yorkshire, Newcastle, Edinburgh, and Glasgow.
Dame Laura Lee, Chief Executive at Maggie’s, said: “We are so delighted to be the national charity partner of the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships and it has been wonderful to be able to raise awareness of our free expert cancer support through our pop-up mobile space in Glasgow Green, thanks to EMS Healthcare. This is a wonderful way for us to reach more people living with cancer and make sure they know of the support we can provide.
Laura Nash, Head of Outreach at EMS Healthcare, added: “Maggie’s was chosen as our first Charity of the Year in 2022 because of their amazing work in providing such invaluable advice and support. Using a mobile unit enables the charity to reach directly into the heart of communities and we are thrilled that ‘Maggie’s Van’ is being so well received at the UCI Cycling World Championships in Glasgow.”
To find your nearest Maggie’s centre, please visit www.maggies.org