Maggie's Highlands Centre in Inverness receives cash gift from Tesco
AN Inverness community project which helps patients living with cancer has been given a £15,000 cash boost from Tesco.
Maggie’s at Raigmore received the donation as part of the supermarket’s Bags of Help funding marking it’s centenary year.
Grants of up to £25,000 were available with a total of £100,000 being given to causes in the region following votes by customers.
The grant awarded to Maggie’s Highlands Centre will be used to help fund a cancer support specialist to provide free practical and emotional support for people with the disease, as well as their family and friends, at the charity.
With backgrounds in oncology and years of expertise within the NHS, Maggie’s cancer support specialists support people with the full breadth of a cancer diagnosis, from explaining test results to understanding how best to support a family member.
Seonaid Green, Maggie’s Highlands Centre head, said: “We are so grateful to Tesco for their support and to everyone who took their time to vote. We rely almost entirely on voluntary donations to be able to support people to live well with cancer.
“Our cancer support specialists are at the heart of this, being on hand to give anyone who walks through our door a warm welcome, a willing ear and a wealth of expertise to allow them to manage their own personal challenges.”
Bags of Help is run in partnership with Groundwork and sees funding awarded to thousands of local community projects every year – so far in Scotland, Bags of Help has awarded more than £10 million to more over 3500 local projects.
Keith Jackson, Tesco’s Bags of Help manager, said: “Congratulations to the recipients of our first Centenary Grant voting round. They are all worthy winners and we hope these awards help them continue their important work in our communities.”
CLAN Cancer support and Cardiac Risk n the Young also benefited.