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This Year's Charity

This year, all funds raised by the MJLD will be donated to our chosen charity, Maggie’s Cancer Charity. This is what they have to say about being selected:

“I am delighted that Maggie’s Wirral have selected as Merseyside Junior Lawyers Division charity of the year for 2023. It was great to meet Lauren and David in December to show them our beautiful centre and to give them an insight to the support we offer here at Maggie’s.


I am very much looking forward to working with team at MJLD to help raise funds and awareness for Maggie’s so that we can continued to support people affected by cancer in Merseyside.’’


Maggie’s story

Maggie’s is a wonderful charity that provides free support to those suffering from cancer, at any stage of their illness. The first centre was opened in 1996 in Edinburgh, by Maggie Keswick Jencks. When Maggie was just 47 years of age, she was sadly diagnosed with breast cancer. After hearing this devastating news, Maggie and her husband Charles Jencks were moved to a windowless corridor where they were left to process the news on their own, with no one to turn to. In the light of their experience, they discussed the desperate need for somewhere that provided support, in a calm and friendly space.


From this, Maggie’s first centre was built. Maggie’s is one of the largest of its kind in the UK. The centre is a reflection and a response to the needs of its local community. The centre offers free practical, emotional and psychological support to not only those affected by cancer, but their family and friends. Not only this, their cancer support specialists, psychologists and benefit advisors are always on hand within the centre to provide advice or answers to any questions you may have. They offer an evidenced based programme which consists of support groups, relaxation classes and exercise sessions, which are not usually offered within typical hospital care. Maggie’s also provides vital courses including stress and sleep management, as well as classes to help those experiencing money worries, which again is so important to those going through such uncertain times. Unlike the cold and very much clinical corridors in a hospital, Maggie’s is a peaceful haven, which is warm and vibrant. Anyone can drop in with no appointment or referral required and importantly, much needed respite for those suffering from cancer is just moments away from the ward.





The centre receives no government funding and relies solely on the kindness of the community to enable them to run Maggie’s Merseyside on a daily basis. We are so thrilled to be partnering with them.

If anyone is interested in finding out more about Maggie’s Centre and their services, please visit their website at Maggie's – everyone's home of cancer care (

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