Pauline's marathon effort for Maggie's
Development and Fundraising Manager Pauline Barnaby is gearing up to run the Edinburgh Marathon for the Maggie’s Centres charity – and she hopes her Forth Valley College colleagues will help her meet her funding target.
Pauline hopes to raise more than £500 for the worthy cause, which is also the college’s and FV Student Association's chosen charity for this year, by completing the 26.2 mile run on Sunday 28 May.
Pauline, said: “Training is going okay – it is just finding the time to fit it in, but this weekend will be my last big training run of 20 miles – thank goodness, but all for a good cause.
“This charity has a real personal significance for me as my mum was diagnosed with breast cancer 10 years ago and up until that point I really believed that the ‘c’ word was something that happened to other people.
“Thankfully, she won her fight but I know a lot of people who have a family member or close friend who have gone through or are going through this and for that reason I am more than happy to put myself through a wee bit of pain - and really horrible feet - to raise funds for Maggie's Centres – specifically the new Centre which has just opened in the grounds of Forth Valley Royal Hospital.
“The funds are much needed and they do amazing work and I know that many people will benefit from having a resource like this on their doorstep - so please donate what you can and I promise never to show my feet until they are back to a reasonable condition!”
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:
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 Maggie's Centre is located in the grounds of Forth Valley Royal Hospital and was officially opened in March this year.