Press Release from Maggies
Press Release from Maggies

Press release   

23.03.2018

The Provincial Grand Lodge of Stirlingshire supports people living with cancer as they “pay for a day” at Maggie’s Forth Valley

The Provincial Grand Lodge of Stirlingshire have raised enough funds to “pay for a day” at Maggie’s Forth Valley.

As the number of people living with cancer increases it is essential that they are able to find the practical and emotional support they need to cope with the changes that life after cancer brings. On average it costs £2,400 a day for Maggie’s Forth Valley to provide the free practical and emotional support that really makes a difference to people living with cancer in the area.

Maggie’s Forth Valley offers a way of living well with cancer. This includes making sure that people with cancer in the region, as well as their family and friends, are really listened to, that they are offered tailored individual support, group support and practical advice, all delivered by qualified professionals within a space that enables them to meet other people who understand what it means to be living with cancer too.

As Maggie’s relies almost entirely on voluntary donations, it is this fantastic support from Groups such as The Provincial Grand Lodge of Stirlingshire that allows Maggie’s Forth Valley to continue provide this vital support to people living with cancer.

Marie Manzie, Centre Head at Maggie’s Forth Valley, said: “We are so grateful that The Provincial Grand Lodge of Stirlingshire is “paying for a day” at Maggie’s Forth Valley.  Maggie’s Forth Valley relies entirely on voluntary donations to allow us to keep on developing our unique programme of support for people living with cancer and to be able to offer that support to everyone who needs it.”

The Provincial Grand Lodge of Stirlingshire raised funds to “pay for a day” by holding a charity abseil at the Falkirk Wheel, a 5 aside football match along with other events. 

Nicol Scobbie, Provincial Grand Secretary of Provincial Grand Lodge of Stirlingshire said: “We are delighted to have been able to have raised enough to “pay for a day” at Maggie’s Forth Valley.  “It feels like such a tangible outcome to know that we have provided all the incredible support, from trained staff to support groups and the tea and coffee served, on offer to people living with cancer, as well as their family and friends, for a whole day.”

To find out more about how to fundraise for Maggie’s or “pay for a day” at Maggie’s Forth Valley go to https://www.maggiescentres.org/campaigns/pay-for-day/.

Built in the grounds of Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Maggie’s Forth Valley is a warm and welcoming place, with qualified professionals on hand to offer an evidence-based core programme of support that has been shown to improve physical and emotional wellbeing.

Maggie’s Forth Valley relies on voluntary donations to support and grow its network of Centres and to develop its unique, high quality programme of support. The charity’s aim is to make the biggest difference possible to people living with cancer and their family and friends.

To find out more about Maggie’s Forth Valley and to see how the Centre supports people living with cancer across Forth Valley please visit the Centre at The Nina Barough Building, Off Quintinshill Drive, Larbert, FK5 4SG or get in touch 01324 868069 forthvalley@maggiescentres.org

 

For more information please contact:

Gayle Cobain at gayle.cobain@maggiescentres.org or telephone 01324 868079

 For further information about Maggie’s Forth Valley please go to

https://www.maggiescentres.org/our-centres/maggies-forth-valley/

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