Work has begun on an overall £5million project being funded by the Steve Morgan Foundation to build two new Maggie’s centres, helping people and their families who have been affected by cancer.
A groundbreaking ceremony has taken place on the grounds of The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, the first of the two centres being constructed thanks to funding from the Foundation.
Maggie’s, the charity which provides free practical, emotional and social support for people living with cancer, can now move forward with developments for the brand new centre.
Steve Morgan has pledged his support to build a new inspirational Maggie’s centre to replace the much-used and much-loved current interim centre.
“I am delighted that the Steve Morgan Foundation is to embark on its biggest capital project to date in partnership with Maggie’s,” he said.
“So many people have been affected by cancer, or know someone who has been affected by cancer, and the work undertaken by the staff at Maggie’s Centres across the country offers invaluable practical and emotional support when people who are being treated – and their families and friends ‐ need it most.
“All of our trustees are delighted to be able to make such a substantial investment and that Alexis Redmond has agreed to Chair the Board of Maggie’s Merseyside to oversee the launch of the appeal to raise funds for the ongoing running costs.”
The project is part of a £5million donation to build two new Maggie’s centres, one to replace the existing centre at Clatterbridge, Wirral and then another at Royal Liverpool Hospital in the City Centre.