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Ellie's Friends is currently on hold

March 2021

Dear Friends,

We know this past year has been incredibly hard for people living with cancer. Ellie's Friends is part of Maggie's, where we've heard so many difficult stories from people whose treatments have been delayed and surgeries cancelled. And who have experienced stress, loneliness, and anxiety. It has been so important to us that we have been there throughout this time. Our doors have stayed open for those that need us and we've also been able to support people with cancer and their families on the phone, by email and online.

To continue our support in this way we have had to make some very tough decisions about which services to prioritise so that we can offer the best possible support.

We've had to take the really difficult decision to put the Ellie's Friends service on hold so we can concentrate on our day-to-day psychological and practical support. We were also hit by the fact that we lost many of the very special face-to-face treats like beauty treatments and spa breaks when businesses closed. And, of course, we also understand how hard it is at the moment for many small companies to donate when they have been hit so hard.

We're so grateful for all the kindness and generosity of our incredible gift-givers, many of whom have been donating for years.

The website is currently closed but we will be picking names to receive the gifts that are currently featured. You will hear from us if you are successful. If you have any queries please email info@elliesfriends.org.

We really hope we'll be able to re-launch Ellie's Friends in the future and if you or someone you love needs cancer support please do come and see us. You can find your nearest centre at maggies.org or call us on 0300 123 1801. Thank you so much for all your support.