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ZHA to take part in 2023 Royal Parks Half Marathon for Maggie's Centres

On Sunday the 8th October, 15 runners from ZHA will be taking part in the Royal Parks Half Marathon. The team will be fundraising for the amazing charity Maggie's Centres who provide free practical and emotional support for peoples living with cancer, championing quality architecture in their centres across the UK.

Those taking part from the #ZHA team will be: Alessandra Laiso, Alex Nap, Ashwin Shah, Avneesh Rathor, Dhruval Shah, Electra Mikelides, Elena Castaldi, Jakub Klaska, Jessica Milsom, Mark Winnington, Matthew Gabe, Mihai-Dragos Potra, Oliver Bray, Ripple Patel, Ruggero Bruno Chialastri, and Szu-An Yao.

To support Maggie’s fantastic work, please visit Team ZHA’s Just Giving page via this link

Maggies Centres offer practical and emotional support to people with any type of cancer, at any stage, for free. Maggies receives no government funds and rely on the generosity of their supporters, focusing on the things that really make a difference, such as money worries, help with stress and anxiety, managing side-effects of treatment, relationships as well as family support.

Maggie’s Fife designed by ZHA in Kirkcaldy, Scotland opened in 2006 and has supported almost 70,000 people affected by cancer. Zaha Hadid explained at the centre’s opening: “Anybody who knew Maggie Keswick Jencks felt at home in her presence. She had a unique ability to make everyone feel special by giving them the time and space to express and be themselves. It was important that this unique quality was in some way translated into the design for Maggie’s Fife. We shared an understanding of how significantly environments can help enhance personal wellbeing”.