Tranmere Rovers Football Club are supporting World Cancer Day 2020 and the work that Maggie’s Cancer Centre on the Wirral, does for the local community.
World Cancer Day 2020 is held on Tuesday 4th February this year, and it aims to promote research, prevent cancer, improve patient services and raise awareness around the globe.
And the charity is celebrating its 20th anniversary, having helped millions of people around the world over the past two decades.
Maggie’s is a registered charity with 20 centres throughout England and Scotland, providing free practical, emotional and social support to those living with cancer, and their family and friends.
Located in NHS Hospitals, Maggie’s centres operate support to people who need it, where patients can talk to one another about their different experiences.
The first Maggie’s centre opened in Edinburgh in 1996, and it was announced that a centre would be located at Clatterbridge on the Wirral in 2018.
Recently, TRFC players Carl Spellman, Bailey Thompson and Bayleigh Passant visited Maggie’s at Clatterbridge to speak to patients, relatives and staff.
Sasha Mathias from Maggie’s Cancer Centre said: “We’re a drop-in service so people can come when they feel and when they are ready, not when they are told to.
“We offer free social, practical and emotional support to anyone who has been affected by cancer, so it’s not just the person with the diagnosis, it’s their friends and family as well.
“At Maggie’s we have qualified professionals on hand to give immediate advice and support. We get people coming through these doors in emotional turmoil after a diagnosis but to come to a place like Maggie’s where people can feel warm and welcome, and able to seek that expert advice, it is vital for anyone living with cancer.”
Maggie’s staff and patients came along to Rovers’ Campus training ground not long ago to meet manager Micky Mellon and the first-team.
The whole squad have also worn shirts in support of the local charity during their training sessions at The Campus.
Tranmere Rovers Football Club are proud to support Maggie’s Cancer Charity.
To find out more about Maggie’s and the work that they do, please CLICK HERE.
For more information on World Cancer Day 2020, please CLICK HERE.