Kiltwalk For Laura Raises Over £2,000

by | Jun 5, 2024 | Charity

A group of friends and family from Falkirk and Stirling, have come together to raise more than £2,000 for a cancer charity to support Laura MacPhee, who was diagnosed with breast cancer earlier this year.

Laura and her husband Matt, her parents and her children, along with friends David Woolley, Mark Reid and Kevin Girdwood and family, all from local communities around Falkirk and Stirling, took part in the Glasgow Kiltwalk for Laura. With funds raised going to Maggie’s – a charity that provides free expert care and support in centres across the UK for those living with cancer as well as their friends and family.

For those who take part in the Kiltwalks in Glasgow – there are three routes to take. Laura and her family took part in the Wee Wander, a 3 mile walk, while David and Mark took the Big Stroll, which saw them travel 14 miles on foot from Abbotsford Road, Clydebank to the final destination at Balloch park.

David Woolley, who works with Laura at local trade branch Eurocell Falkirk, said: “It’s incredible to have raised more than £2,000 for Maggie’s to support Laura. It’s way more than we expected we could achieve, so thank you to all those who donated – it was a long 14 miles for me and Mark but we did it.

“We are all right there with Laura, she has been inspirational and we are hoping to do more fundraising efforts for her later this year.”

Maggie’s has more than 26 centres in the UK that support those living with cancer and their families. It was set-up by writer, gardener and designer Maggie Keswick Jencks, who was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was 47. At 52, her cancer returned and following diagnosis, Maggie and her husband Charles discussed the need for somewhere people can go for support outside of hospitals. The first Maggie’s centre opened in 1996.

So far, £2,247 has been donated. If you would like to raise money for Laura, you can donate to Maggie’s here; www.justgiving.com/team/eurocell-scotland-2024

 

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