Maggie’s Forth Valley is FVC’s named charity for 2016/17

Maggie’s Forth Valley is FVC’s named charity for 2016/17

Maggie’s Forth Valley is FVC’s named charity for 2016/17

Forth Valley College and the Forth Valley Student Association were delighted to endorse the new Maggie’s Forth Valley Centre as their named charity for this academic year.

Kerry Scott, Centre Fundraising Manager, Maggie’s Forth Valley popped in to the College’s Falkirk Campus on Monday 14 November to meet Principal Dr Ken Thomson, FVC’s Development and Fundraising Manager Pauline Barnaby, Alan Buchan President of the FVSA and other members of the executive team - Amy Scobbie, Karen Williams, Angela Muirhead and Lynne McClelland.

The FVSA also presented Kerry with a cheque for £448.48 which was raised recently during three Freshers’ fairs at the College.

In addition money raised from an upcoming College event - the Girls’ Festive Day Out on Saturday 26 November at the Raploch Community Campus – will also be donated to Maggie’s Forth Valley with further fundraising events and initiatives planned throughout the year.

Maggie’s provides free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their family and friends, following the ideas about cancer care originally laid out by Maggie Keswick Jencks. Built in the grounds of NHS cancer hospitals, Maggie’s Centres are places with professional staff on hand to offer the support people need.

The new Centre in Larbert is located in the grounds of Forth Valley Royal Hospital and will be opening soon.

Dr Thomson, said: “We are delighted to link up with Maggie’s Forth Valley as our named charity for this academic year. They are a truly inspirational and essential charitable organisation which does tremendous work to help people suffering from cancer and the College, along with our student association, will work hard to raise as much as we can for this great cause through the year.”

Pauline Barnaby, said: “We’re really pleased to be supporting the new Centre as it will be a vital service for people across the Forth Valley for years to come. We are really proud of the fundraising so far and look forward to lots of great initiatives throughout the year which will give our staff and students an opportunity to get involved with the work of the Centre.”

Alan Buchan, said: “We are happy that we were able to work with the student body to raise this money for such a worthy cause. We are looking forward to raising more funds in the near future at other events, and hope that these provide a real boost to Maggie’s Forth Valley over the year ahead.”

Kerry Scott, said: “I’d like to say a huge thank you to Forth Valley College for raising money for Maggie’s Forth Valley. We are delighted to have been selected as their charity partner for 2016/17 and look forward to working together throughout the academic year. All funds raised will help us to make the biggest difference possible to people living with cancer and their family and friends across Forth Valley.”

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