The Elizabeth Coteman Fund has opened discussions with Maggie’s Wallace with a view to supporting the care and services provided to pancreatic cancer patients and their families. Maggie’s Wallace provides free practical, emotional and social support for people with cancer, their families, friends and carers in and around Cambridge. Located in the grounds of Addenbrooke’s hospital, the Centre is a warm welcoming place with professional staff on hand to offer the support they need to find their way through cancer.
The Centre offers access to cancer support specialists who offer individual and group support and introduce each visitor to the different types of support available and help them to decide what they would like to get out of Maggie’s.
A benefits advisor is able to help people access and apply for the benefits and grants they are entitled to, as well as providing support with other welfare issues. The Centre also offers sessions such as Tai Chi, Pilates, nutritional courses, art therapy and relaxation therapies such as reflexology and massage.
The Fund’s aim in working with Maggie’s is to reach more people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and their families, and to provide additional support.