The Launch of Founding1000!

What is Founding1000?

Founding1000 is a great way for local companies to support Maggie’s Forth Valley by either paying a one-off donation of £1,000 or encouraging staff and customers to raise £1,000 over the course of a year.  

Founding1000 was launched on Friday 22nd November at a business breakfast event at Maggie’s Forth Valley. The event was hosted by Colin Campbell, Managing Director of Bellair (Scotland) Limited. 50 companies came to hear about the new initiative and to see the remarkable Centre. On the day 12 companies signed up to be part of Founding1000 knowing that £1,000 supports a care package for someone in need.

New Founding1000 members include Antonine Investments, Firth Electrical, Falkirk Football Club, PMP Plc, Jarvie Group, Xtreme Karting, Logical Ware, Forth Valley Chamber and the Stirling Innovation Centre with more pledges coming in! As well as a Founding1000 logo, members also benefit from access to Maggie’s Cancer in the Workplace workshops and events in the centre.  

Cristina Pouso, Centre Fundraising Manager at Maggie’s Forth Valley said: “I’d like to say a huge thank you to Bellair (Scotland) Limited and Falkirk Business Hub for supporting Maggie’s and really getting behind our Founding1000 business initiative. Coming on board as the inaugural member to Founding1000 is a significant commitment.  As one of our key corporate partners they have already done so much to support our centre”.

Colin Campbell from Bellair (Scotland) Limited said: “Bellair and Falkirk Business Hub are delighted to have partnered with Maggie’s Forth Valley as our new charity partner and have committed to funding the centre’s running cost for a day a year going forward. As well as this we decided to become their first Founding1000 and work with the team at Maggie’s to launch the business initiative and get more companies to get on board”. 

Maggie’s 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. Maggie’s offers free practical and emotional support for all people living with cancer, and their family and friends. Built in the grounds of specialist NHS cancer hospitals, Maggie’s Centres are warm and welcoming places, with qualified professionals on hand to offer a programme of support that has been shown to improve physical and emotional wellbeing.

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