Construction Begins on Maggie’s Forth Valley
Construction work has now started on the new Maggie’s Centre in the grounds of Forth Valley Royal Hospital. Due for competition in Spring 2016, the centre will provide advice and support to anyone who has been affected by cancer.
The construction of this important new facility has been funded by a donation of £3m from cancer charity Walk the Walk who organise a series of MoonWalks across the UK. To help show appreciation for this tremendous donation, all of the partners involved in the development of the new Centre, including NHS Forth Valley, are encouraging staff to sign up for this year’s Edinburgh MoonWalk which takes place on 13th June 2015.
You can opt for the full moon (26 miles) half moon (13 miles) or the new moon (6.5 miles) – whatever distance you undertake you will be raising money to support people with cancer and help fund vital new facilities like Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres to register visit http://www.walkthewalk.org/Challenges/TheMoonWalkScotland
Every year, 1,900 people across the Forth Valley area are diagnosed with cancer, and face exhausting treatment and difficult emotions that can range from anxiety to loneliness and isolation. These challenges affect not only those with cancer, but their family and friends too. Working in partnership with NHS Forth Valley, the new Maggie’s Centres will significantly enhance the cancer support already offered across the region.
Maggie’s Forth Valley Groundbreaking – Jim King, Vice Chair of NHS Forth Valley, Fiona Barrowman Maggie’s fundraiser and supporter, Gordon Dunne of contractor Dunne Building & Engineering, Nina Barough, founder of Walk the Walk, Sharon O’Loan, Maggie’s Director of Fundraising –Scotland, Brian McGinlay of NORD Architecture and Jane Grant, Chief Executive of NHS Forth Valley.