Charles Jencks

Trustee and Co-Founder, Maggie’s Centres

World-renowned cultural theorist, landscape designer, architectural critic and historian Charles Jencks co-founded Maggie’s Centres after his late wife, Maggie Keswick Jencks, was told her breast cancer had returned and she only had months to live. Designed by some of the world’s best architects, Maggie’s Centres provide practical and emotional support to people suffering from cancer and their family and friends within attractive settings next to large hospitalsThe first centre opened in 1996 in Edinburgh and since then, 16 centres have been built in the UK and one in Hong Kong, plus an online service offering 24-hour support, with eight more planned for the UK and one for Barcelona. 

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