Main Charity Partner


The Maggie’s centre offers a special place, just like home, to the thousands of people across Edinburgh dealing with a cancer diagnosis. Our founder Maggie Keswick Jencks wanted people with cancer to have access to a welcoming place where they could find expert support for their wellbeing – an oasis, away from the chaos and anxiety.


We support people in the local community who are living with cancer no matter the type, their prognosis, or their age. This essential support is provided for free, for them, their family and friends.


We have a team of professional staff including cancer support specialists, psychologists and a benefits advisor who are here to listen, answer any questions and guide our visitors to the right information. We also work with experts who provide nutrition advice, art therapy, exercise groups, yoga, and much more.


In 2021 at Maggie’s Edinburgh, we had over 17,000 visits from people with cancer and carers including 2,100 visits from new people. All our services are free of charge thanks to the generosity of our supporters.


“I tell all my patients to go to Maggie’s because it provides an independent source of help and support at a difficult time in their lives.” – Professor Mike Dixon, Professor of Surgery and Consultant Surgeon


“The hospital saved my life; Maggie’s saved my soul”  – Centre Visitor


To hear more about the amazing work Maggie’s do, please visit www.maggies.org



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