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How can I help?
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It has been a strange few weeks, made more challenging by some of the very odd things people say.  Most people mean well but in today's society we seem to have develloped a "horror" of death, when in fact death, whilst very sad for those left behind, is the most natural, inevitable outcome of being born.  I have struggled with people who expect me to be devastated, with people who want to know my innermost thoughts, want to weep and wail, or who ...

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Players of People's Postcode Lottery support Maggie’s
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Maggie’s has been supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery’s since it launched in 2007. Thanks to this support, as we have been able to open Centres in Scotland, England and Wales, providing vital support for people affected by cancer. So far, players of People's Postcode Lottery have raised over £32.2 million for good causes in Great Britain. Maggie's has received an incredible figure of over £2.6 million to...

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Gifts that support Maggie’s
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We have some great gifts and treats that all raise money for Maggie’s
From every item purchased Maggie’s will receive a gift to help us keep our centres doors open to all those affected by cancer. Arran Aromatics Candle Maggie’s President, HRH The Duchess of Rothesay, has chosen the special scent for Arran Aromatics to create a candle to mark our 15th anniversary. The scent for the anniversary candle is a relaxing, floral scent. The ...

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Supporting Maggie's
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Forms to download for single and regular donations and to volunteer for Maggie's
Please download, complete and return the forms below if you would like to give a donation to Maggie's, set up a direct debit for regular giving or volunteer your time.
Please return the single and regular donation forms to our Maggie's, 1st Floor, One Waterloo Street, Glasgow, G2 6AY.




Single donation form





Regular Giving form

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Gift Aid
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Gift Aiding your donations is a fantastic and very simple way to increase your gift by a quarter – at no cost to you!
So, if you donate £10 and you are eligible for Gift Aid, then your donation could actually be worth £12.50 to us!  Every penny really adds up.  In fact last year Maggie’s was able to claim an incredible £147,979.11 worth of Gift Aid.  This keeps an entire Maggie’s Centre up and running for...

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Charitable Trusts and Foundations
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Trusts and Foundations provide around a quarter of our funding, enabling us to support thousands of people affected by cancer. We are very grateful for all their help.
If you are a trustee, or have any links to charitable trusts, foundations or any other voluntary funding body and would be interested in helping improve support for people affected by cancer, please get in touch Maggie’s proven support programme consistently delivers positive outcome...

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What happens to my shares if I give them to ShareGift?
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Shares donated to ShareGift will be held until the charity has a sufficient amount to make selling them feasible. Donations to charities after sale are at the discretion of the board of trustees although they are influenced by suggestions from donors. Shares donated through our stockbroker are sold on as soon as possible to generate income so that it can be used to support our work with immediate effect. Donors are able to sell their shares themselves an...

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How can I donate shares?
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If your shares are of a lower value we recommend that you let ShareGift process them on our behalf. ShareGift is a charity which aggregates shares and donates the proceeds to charity. You can suggest Maggie’s as a beneficiary of ShareGift when you send in your shares to them and we could benefit from their annual donations. The greater the number of suggestions for Maggie’s to receive the benefit, the greater the gift we receive. ShareGift ...

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Making a gift of shares to Maggie's
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Making a gift of shares to Maggie's
Share Giving is one of the most tax effective ways to give

You will receive an exemption from Capital Gains Tax (CGT) and also additional relief on your general tax bill. It is a simple way to make small quantities of shares, which have little value if sold by you, count for much more and make a difference to people affected by cancer.
 

What are the tax relief benefits?
The table below shows the amount of...

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Give a gift in your will
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Remeber a Charity in your Will Week: 9 - 15 September 2013
 
From 9 -15 September Maggie’s will be taking part in Remember A Charity Week, an annual awareness raising campaign to promote the importance of gifts in wills to UK charities. Remember A Charity is a consortium of over 150 UK charities whose aim is to normalise the subject of gifts in wills in the UK. Currently 74% of the UK’s population support a charity during their life...

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Make a regular gift
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Did you know one of the best ways to support Maggie’s Centres is through a regular gift? By setting up a monthly Direct Debit, you have the peace of mind that you are regularly helping a cause close to your heart in a way that is affordable for you.

Regular donations allow us to anticipate our future income enabling us to plan for new Maggie’s Centres and support sessions.  It also means we can work more cost efficiently, so more money ...

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Make a donation and support Maggie's
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Help Maggie's provide vital support to those affected by cancer
Maggie's offers one to one sessions with skilled cancer support specialists for anyone affected by cancer. Our nutrition and benefits advisers give invaluable support to people dealing with the practical elements of a cancer diagnosis. Whether in groups or individually, Maggie’s provides the support people need most to cope.
We need your help to continue offering our diverse programme....

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Set up your fundraising page
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Fundraising page
The cheapest and easiest way to raise and collect money is by using an online fundraising page.
They are simple to set up, secure and easy to share with your friends, colleagues and family via email, Twitter or Facebook. Set up your online fundraising page today by visiting either: www.justgiving.com www.virginmoneygiving.com  www.btplc.com/mydonate 
Search for Maggie’s and follow their step-by-step instructions....

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How to send us the money you raise
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Gift Aid and returning cash
Your fundraising can be increased by 25% if your sponsors are eligible and tick the Gift Aid box when donating via your online fundraising page, or on your sponsorship form.
Simply put, if they donate £40, we can reclaim an extra £10 back in tax at no expense to your or the sponsor.
Match Funding
Ask your company to match your fundraising. This is a great way to double your fundraising. Please remember to tell us...

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Create your own fundraising event
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Putting on your own fundraiser is an enjoyable and rewarding way to get family, friends and local community together to raise money for your Maggie’s.

Maggie’s relies on the energy and spirit of our fundraisers. Your efforts enable us to provide vital support to people affected by cancer. Whatever you do, big or small, will help make a positive difference to someone’s life. These pages will help you get started with your fundraising...

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Who Gives A Fork?
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Restaurants, bistros and bars across Scotland are coming together to support 'Who Gives a Fork?' for Maggie’s
Whilst enjoying fine food, drinks and sparkling conversation you can help raise money for Maggie’s. Through attending events, eating from a special Maggie’s Menu or simply giving a donation after your meal you will be supporting Maggie’s to provide cancer support to families in your community.  
How to Give a Fork?
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Corporate Support
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Through our unique and innovative approach to corporate fundraising we can provide your company with opportunities to meet your business and CSR objectives whilst supporting a cause your employees and customers are passionate about.Your company can work with a creative, respected and caring brand that is recognised across the UK yet holds strong links in local communities. With dedicated and professional support from Maggie’s, together we can create ...

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Would you like to be an Active Friend of Maggie's?
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Active friends are groups of remarkable people who get together to raise money for their local Maggie’s Centre.  They make sure that as many people as possible get to hear about Maggie’s and the support it offers to anyone affected in anyway by cancer. They help to keep us going.
Active Friends are people who:
•    Continuously support their Maggie’s Centre •    Volunteer time and money &...

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A design competition for a new Maggie’s Centre
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An inspiring project for schools
The Maggie's Centres design competition for Standard Grade and Higher pupils challenges students to design a new Maggie's Cancer Centre. This competition provides an opportunity to develop research and presentation skills, to introduce architecture in the classroom and to inspire pupils who have an interest in design. To help carryout the competition in your classroom there is a design competition brief, a resource pack...

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The Glasgow Night Hike
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We are delighted to announce that Glasgow Night Hike 2012 raised a fantastic £67,108! This could pay for all the Maggie’s Networking Groups at a Maggie’s Centre for almost three years. We’d like to say a huge thank you to all our Glasgow Night Hikers for all your wonderful support. While there isn’t a Glasgow Night Hike planned for 2013, we do have a lot of other great events planned for this year including Monster Bike &...

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Different ways to volunteer
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For some events, we ask for a few hours, for others we look for volunteers who can donate weekends! We will pay your travel and accommodation expenses and will keep you fed and happy! Some of the jobs that we need help with are: • Helping to register competitors • Handing out water and good and water • Cheering and boosting morale • Being visible and available to anyone who needs assistance • Clearing up any litter, lost property ...

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Could you be a Maggie's event volunteer?
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It's not just the people taking part in our events who are helping those affected by cancer - YOU can too!
We hold many different fundraising events during the year and are always looking for volunteers to help us out either as marshals, helping to hand out tea, or being part of the cheering squad. We ensure that all our event participants really enjoy Maggie's events and feel 100% supported and looked after at all times. Our volunteers are a vital part ...

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Join an event to support Maggie's
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You can join our teams of runners, cyclists and hikers at one of the inspiring and unique fundraising events Maggie's has lined up for 2013. From Maggie's Culture Crawl, Maggie's Monster Bike & Hike to running events around the UK, there's lots to choose, both in the UK and abroad, for an unforgettable experience while supporting Maggie's.
 
We’ll be there for you every step of the way to make sure you cross the finish with lifelong m...

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Bereavement Group
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Talk to other people in the same situation as you
Bereavement Support is for anybody who has experienced bereavement due to cancer. They are a way to talk to other people in the same boat and can help to develop your own strategies for coping and finding hope.
Groups cover both emotional and practical concerns, from the impact of bereavement on daily life and other relationships to dealing with anniversaries and rebuilding your life.
Maggie’s also...

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Friends and Family
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Caring for someone with cancer
The Friends and Family course is a six week course for people caring for someone with cancer. It can help you learn more about cancer, its treatment and likely side effects, your role as a carer, and the impact cancer might have on your life. The course covers practical things like nutrition and how to take care of yourself and the person you’re caring for, as well as the emotional effect cancer is likely to have. It a...

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