EVENT PUTTING CITY IN FRESH FOCUS
Grateful charity serves up pastries for fundraisers
FUNDRAISING cyclists had their efforts rewarded by an Aberdeen cancer charity as they tucked into platefuls of pastries as a “thank you”.
Members of the city’s Bon Accord Rotary Club pedalled from the Maggie’s centre in Inverness to the centre in Aberdeen this summer to raise money for the cancer charity.
Their gruelling effort raised £2,360 for the local base, which was enough to sponsor a full day of support there.
Maggie’s staff have now thanked the men for their efforts by laying on a celebratory breakfast, featuring various enticing pastries, as they attended to see how the money raised had been spent.
The Maggie’s building, which is situated in the Elizabeth Montgomerie Building, part of Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, is open from 9am to 5pm from Monday to Friday and offers free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their families and friends.
Since opening nearly four years ago, Maggie’s Aberdeen has received more than 30,000 visits from people in the North-east facing the disease.