A North London-based charity which supports cancer patients has received a cash boost to help support its vital work.
Maggie’s at the Cancerkin Centre received £984 from Persimmon Homes North London through the housebuilder’s Community Champions. Under the scheme, two groups or individuals are supported every month with a match-funded donation of up to £1,000 each.
The charity, based at the Royal Free Hospital, in Hampstead, received more than 7,000 visits last year from people needing support and the numbers continue to grow.
Spokesman Joe Dunster said: “On average, you receive a cancer diagnosis in just seven minutes. In that time, your world falls apart and fear, despair and confusion take hold together with emotional challenges you cannot face alone. We believe passionately that no-one should lose the joy of living in the fear of dying.
“Through our national network of centres, we provide free practical, social and psychological support to people affected by cancer in a clam, uplifting space.
“We are entirely funded by our supporters which is why the donation from Persimmon Homes North London is greatly appreciated and why our programme of fundraising is so important, so that we can help more cancer patients as a time when they need it the most.”
Damian Seddon, director-in-charge at Persimmon Homes North London, said: “We are delighted that we could support them in this way as their work is clearly invaluable.
“If people were unsuccessful in their Community Champions application, we urge them to visit the Persimmon Homes website and to try again this year and hopefully they will become our next recipient.”
To nominate and to find out about the terms and conditions people can visit www.persimmonhomes.com/charity