Announcing our 2024 Charity Partner, Maggie’s!

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We are thrilled to announce Maggie’s as the official Stellar Omada charity partner for 2024. 

About Maggie’s

The first Maggie’s opened in Edinburgh in 1996 by Maggie Keswick Jones, who used her own experience of having cancer to create a new type of cancer care. 

Maggie’s is a charity which provides free support to anyone affected by a cancer diagnosis, including family and friends. They have 25 centres in England, Scotland and Wales based at NHS hospitals, all designed to provide a calm, welcoming space away from the hospital’s clinical environment. 

Their expert teams include cancer support specialists and psychologists who provide a wide range of support, including one-to-one and group sessions for all types of cancer. Visitors can also access advice on how to claim benefits and grants. No appointment or referral is needed. Just pop in. Maggie’s is almost entirely supported by voluntary donations from individuals, groups and corporate partners.

Why partner with Maggie’s?

Giving back means a lot to everyone at Stellar Omada. 

We love rolling our sleeves up to volunteer and raise vital funds for good causes. We host dedicated fundraisers each year and make a big effort to ensure we do everything we can to support our charitable partners. Maggies provides numerous volunteering opportunities throughout the year, including a fire walk, abseiling and regular gardening slots at their centres throughout the UK.

Cancer is personal to many people at Stellar. Many of the team have been impacted, in some way, by cancer, and it’s estimated that one out of every two people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. 

Here’s a powerful quote from a Maggie’s visitor:  “The hospital saved my life; Maggie’s saved my soul”

It’s also important that the money we raise goes directly to local causes. With colleagues throughout the UK, we want to empower everyone at Stellar to get involved and feel good about giving back.

Samantha Lea, fundraising manager for Maggie’s Edinburgh, said:We are delighted that Stellar Omada has chosen Maggie’s as their charity of the year and are excited to work with you. We are almost entirely supported by voluntary donations, and this partnership will help us to continue to provide our vital, free service to people affected by a diagnosis of cancer.”

Paula Clayden, People Engagement Manager for Stellar Omada, said: “Stellar Omada is thrilled to support Maggie’s. Providing a calm, welcoming and serene environment for people throughout their cancer journey is an important and vital gift, and we are delighted to be on board to offer our support.”

If you would like to learn more about the team’s amazing work, visit the Maggie’s website.

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