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Maggie's Cancer Caring Centres

Anyone who has ever had cancer, and their family and friends, will know all about the fear and uncertainty such a diagnosis brings.

That is why we are giving a donation from our profits to our favourite charity, Maggieáncer Caring Centres, which provide invaluable emotional, psychological and practical support to cancer patients, and importantly, their families, carers and friends. And it࡬l free.

The charity has several centres in Scotland and is now developing a network in cities across the UK, including one in our home city of Nottingham, where building work began in November 2010.

Lynette became aware of the charity in a professional capacity as a journalist on the Nottingham Post which launched a బ000 appeal towards building a centre at the City Hospital. Three weeks after the appeal was launched in February, her dad, John, was diagnosed with prostate and bone cancer and sadly died within four months. When he was diagnosed, Lynette realised how little emotional support there was for relatives to deal with the shock.

This is why she became such a staunch supporter of Maggie젷hich fills that gap. Her belief in the charity was reaffirmed, when in October 2010 Lynette was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. After years of talking to cancer patients for stories in the newspaper, she suddenly experienced first-hand the terror of being told you have cancer. During the traumatic time of waiting for test results and treatment Lynette spoke to one of Maggie࣡ncer support specialists from Scotland on the telephone. He was incredibly knowledgeable and was able to give invaluable advice and answer all her questions about the disease.

We can෡it until the centre is finished and opens in Nottingham as it will make such a difference to thousands of patients and their families riding the cancer rollercoaster.