Mag­gie’s do­na­tions to be dou­bled

Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser - - News -

Can­cer car­ing cen­tre Mag­gie’s is set to ben­e­fit from a gen­er­ous do­na­tion from busi­ness­man Les Hutchi­son.

He is run­ning a match-fund­ing chal­lenge which will dou­ble funds raised for the La­nark­shire char­ity from £50,000 to £100,000.

Now sup­port­ers and staff at the cen­tre, at Uni­ver­sity Hos­pi­tal Mon­k­lands, are work­ing on the “ex­tra­or­di­nary op­por­tu­nity”– and have al­ready col­lected more than £26,000 to­wards the to­tal.

Paula El­liott tasted suc­cess with an im­pres­sive fundrais­ing ef­fort – col­lect­ing an in­cred­i­ble £6000 af­ter giv­ing up choco­late and al­co­hol for a month and rais­ing more than 12 times her orig­i­nal tar­get.

La­nark­shire ice rink also raised £5000 for Mag­gie’s at their 50th an­niver­sary din­ner, held at the Rad­stone Ho­tel and fea­tur­ing Andy Cameron as guest speaker.

Board di­rec­tor Mar­ion Craig said: “It was a great suc­cess, with curlers at­tend­ing from all over La­nark­shire.”

Do­na­tions handed in via the Mag­gie’s in­for­ma­tion stall at Mon­k­lands each Tues­day will also be added to the tally. To get in­volved, email ruth.zokas@mag­gi­es­cen­tres. org or call 01236 771191.

Do­na­tions for Mag­gies Dou­bling

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