Maggie’s enjoys a cuppa to celebrate centre’s fourth birthday

ANYONE FOR TEA? . . . a tea party was held to mark the Lanarkshire centre's fourth birthday.
ANYONE FOR TEA? . . . a tea party was held to mark the Lanarkshire centre's fourth birthday.

LANARKSHIRE’S Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centre has celebrated its fourth anniversary.

The centre, currently based at Wishaw General Hospital, supports people from throughout the county who are affected by cancer.

A tea party was held at the base last Wednesday to celebrate the birthday and to launch a new range of fundraising ideas for supporters.

These include holding your own tea party, dressing down at work or running, walking or cycling four miles.

During its first year of opening, the local centre received around 77 visits per month, however this has now increased to an average of 235 visits per month, and staff are hoping Lanarkshire residents will help boost their funds.

Ruth Park, Maggie’s Lanarkshire fundraising organiser, said: “We have come up with a range of fundraising activities that I hope will appeal to people across the county.

“It is only through the generosity of local people that we manage to secure the funds needed to continue to open our doors to more people than ever before and to expand upon our programme.”

The base at Wishaw General is an interim facility, with building work due to start on a permanent centre at Monklands Hospital in Airdrie.

For more information on how to help with fundraising for Maggie’s, visit www.maggiescentres.org/eventsfundraising.

You can also donate through www.justgiving.com/lanarkshirebirthday or text 70070 with the code ‘CLAK47’ to donate £4.