Maggie’s Forth Valley Appoints Centre Head

MAGGIES FORTH VALLEY APPOINTS NEW CENTRE HEADMaggie’s, the charity which provides free practical, emotional and social support for people with cancer and their family and friends, has appointed Liz MacMillan as Centre Head for the new Maggie’s Forth Valley Centre.

The Centre Head will oversee everything that happens in the Centre, support visitors, manage programme of support and mentor staff.

As the former Ward Manager for the Oncology Unit at Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Liz is well known in the local community and has valuable links with NHS staff which will help to ensure the ongoing relationship with NHS Forth Valley continues to be a success.

Liz said: “I am delighted to be appointed as the new Centre Head for Maggie’s Forth Valley and I am greatly looking forward to leading a team of professional staff when the Centre opens later this year.

“I was delighted when I originally heard the news that Forth Valley was to have a Maggie’s Centre and always hoped one day I might be part of team providing the highest quality support to people with cancer across Forth Valley.

“I am also hugely grateful to everyone who has ever taken part in The MoonWalk Scotland or has even sponsored someone doing The MoonWalk Scotland as it is their determination and goodwill which has made Maggie’s Forth Valley a reality.”

Based in the grounds of Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Maggie’s Forth Valley will be a warm and welcoming place, with qualified professionals on hand to offer an evidence-based core programme of support that has been shown to improve physical and emotional wellbeing.

The Forth Valley centre will also be Maggie’s 20th Centre, opening in Maggie’s 20th anniversary year.

Maggie’s Forth Valley has been generously supported by Walk the Walk with funds raised by participants of The MoonWalk Scotland. This year’s MoonWalk Scotland will take place on June 11th in Edinburgh. To take part in this year’s event as part of ‘Team Maggie’s’ please follow this link:

Maggie’s relies on voluntary donations to support and grow its network of Centres and to develop its unique, high quality programme of support. The charity’s aim is to make the biggest difference possible to people living with cancer and their family and friends.