Go Outrageously Orange for people living with cancer

Cancer charity Maggie's Oldham are on the lookout for local schools, colleges and companies to 'Go Outrageously Orange' and fundraise in November.

The idea is to wear orange and raise money for people with cancer. 

There are plenty of ways to go about it - from trying a Zoom meeting in orange headwear to having an orange non-uniform day. 

Interested parties can pick up a free fundraising pack at www.maggies.org/goorange which has more information to get you started. 

Danielle Judge, from North Ainley Solicitors, said: “We went outrageously orange last year for Maggie’s and got the whole office involved. We had a great time and managed to raise some money for a good cause. We will definitely hold another event in the future!”

Trish Morgan, Centre Head at Maggie’s Oldham, said: “Go Outrageously Orange is one of my favourite events in the Maggie’s calendar. It’s lots of fun and easy to take part in. We rely entirely on voluntary donations, which are more important now than ever, so that we can continue to be here for people with cancer and their friends and family.”

If you or someone you know would be interested, Maggie's would love to hear from you.

Maggie’s Oldham follows the ideas about cancer care originally laid out by Maggie Keswick Jencks. Maggie lived with advanced cancer for two years and was determined that she should not “lose the joy of living in the fear of dying”.

In order to live more positively with cancer, Maggie believed people needed information, stress-reducing strategies, psychological support and the opportunity to meet other people in similar circumstances in a relaxed and beautiful setting.

All Maggie’s centres are individually designed by leading architects to feel like a home and their expert team provide support by helping people deal with the stress that comes from a cancer diagnosis.

New visitors to Maggie’s Oldham can relax with a cup of tea, perhaps join in the conversation with other visitors and meet a member of Maggie’s professional staff. For all centre visitors, Maggie’s is a place where they can talk to people who really understand what it means to be living with cancer.

Built in the grounds of the Royal Oldham Hospital, Maggie’s Oldham has qualified professionals on hand to offer an evidence-based core programme of support that has been shown to improve physical and emotional wellbeing.

Maggie’s Oldham relies on voluntary donations and the charity’s aim is to make the biggest difference possible to people living with cancer and their family and friends.

To find out more about Maggie’s and how it supports people living with cancer across Oldham and the surrounding areas, visit the Centre at Sir Norman Stoller Building, The Royal Oldham Hospital, Rochdale Road, 0L1 2JH or get in touch by calling 0161 989 0550. 

 

Main image:

Staff from North Ainley Solicitors who took part last year by dressing in orange.

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