Right now, it’s a tough time for charities. Thanks to the coronavirus lockdown and ongoing restrictions on social activity, most fundraising events planned for 2020 have had to be cancelled. This has led to funding shortfalls for many organisations.
It’s a year since we became an official charity partner for Maggie’s Forth Valley cancer support centre at Larbert. With fundraising currently more difficult, one way we are still able to help is to pay for a day of care. This means that, for the second year in a row, Falkirk Business Hub will donate £2,400 to cover the daily care costs at Maggie’s Forth Valley.
We’re a proud charity partner of the Centre thanks to the work they do. Maggie’s offers free practical and emotional support for all people living with cancer, and their family and friends. Qualified professionals offer a programme of support that has been shown to improve physical and emotional wellbeing and activity hasn’t stopped despite coronavirus restrictions. Services are being delivered online or by appointment by the same dedicated local team working at the Centre.
Colin Campbell from Bellair (Scotland) Limited said: “While it’s an uncertain time for many businesses and the wider economy, we stand by the commitment we made to Maggie’s and want to demonstrate our ongoing support for this incredible charity. Bellair and Falkirk Business Hub were delighted to become a charity partner for Maggie’s Forth Valley last September. We funded the centre’s running cost for a day and became the first business to sign up to Founding1000 – a commitment to raise £1,000 over the course of the year. Despite the circumstances, we met that target and now is the time to help out again by paying for another day of care.”
Cristina Pouso, Centre Fundraising Manager at Maggie’s Forth Valley, said: “We are so grateful that the Falkirk Business Hub is “paying for a day” at Maggie’s Forth Valley. We rely entirely on voluntary donations to allow us to keep on developing our unique programme of support for people living with cancer. Every day we see people who benefit from the support we offer, from talking through a recent diagnosis and treatment plan with our Cancer Support Specialist, to coming together as a group, meeting with our psychologist one-on-one, receiving financial advice from our Benefits Advisor or discovering practical ways to live better with cancer from exercise to nutrition. Donating or fundraising £2,400 to pay for a day at Maggie’s ensures that we can continue to provide this much needed support to everyone who needs it.”
If you would like to make a donation or find out more about fundraising events happening at Maggie’s Forth Valley, visit https://www.maggies.org/get-involved/