London to Paris Bike Ride
Congratulations to Andy Stanley and Ian Cooper on their recent triumph on their London to Paris Bike ride raising much needed funds for Maggies. 470km over 4 days is a tough challenge, starting in London a night stop in Calais, 2 nights in Amiens and a 3rd night in Chantilly before onto Paris for the final leg. As a team riding with our friends at Steven Hunt Associates, Gleeds, Hoare Lea, Tilbury Douglas and Liverpool Hospitals NHS FT. The event raised over £ 15,000.00 for Maggies Cancer Care.
Maggie was a writer, gardener and designer. When she was 47, Maggie was diagnosed with breast cancer and five years later, in May 1993, on a visit to the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh, she was told that it had returned.
After hearing this, Maggie and her husband Charles Jencks were moved to a windowless corridor where they were left to process the news. They discussed the need for somewhere ‘better’ for people with cancer to go, outside of but nearby to the hospital.
Maggie and Charles designed the blueprint for the centres together, enlisting the help of some of their friends from the architectural world. The first Maggie’s opened in Edinburgh in 1996, and they now have centres across the UK and even some abroad.