Pauline’s Edinburgh Marathon effort for Maggie’s
Development and Fundraising Manager Pauline Barnaby ran the Edinburgh Marathon (28 May) and raised funds for Maggie’s Forth Valley.
Pauline is on target to raise £500 for the worthy cause, which is also the college’s and FV Student Associations chosen charity for this year, and clocked an excellent time of 4 hours and 30 minutes for the 26.2 mile run on Sunday 28 May.
“Despite being a bit sore the day after I really enjoyed my third marathon experience, though sunburn was not something I was expecting to end up with. It was a real privilege to run for Maggie’s Forth Valley and raise funds for the newly opened Centre.
“My mum and my aunt have both gone through treatment for breast cancer so it was quite an emotional experience. Maggie’s Forth Valley is also the College’s charity for the academic year 16-17 so I was more than happy to raise funds. Next on my list is Mount Kilimanjaro, so watch this space!”
Liz Macmillan, Centre Head at Maggie’s forth Valley said:
“Everyone at Maggie’s sends congratulations and is hugely thankful to Pauline and Forth Valley College for choosing to support us.”
“As a charity Maggie’s Forth Valley relies on donations and fundraising efforts such as Pauline completing the Edinburgh Marathon, allows us to continue to develop our unique, high quality programme of support, offering the best support possible to people with cancer as well as their family and friends.”
Every donation counts to support the running of a Maggie's Centre:
- £3 - pays for tea for a day
- £65 - pays for a family to receive one hour of support from a psychologist
- £100 - pays for a two hour Managing Stress session for up to 10 people.
Pauline’s Just Giving page link is still live and donations are welcome:
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.
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 was officially opened in March this year.