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Stagecoach Highlands to provide support Maggie's Highlands cancer care charity in Inverness


By Gregor White

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Stagecoach will become Maggie’s Highlands charity of the year..Andrew Benjamin Centre Fundraising Manager Highlands and David Beaton Stagecoach Managing Director..Picture: Gary Anthony..
Stagecoach will become Maggie’s Highlands charity of the year..Andrew Benjamin Centre Fundraising Manager Highlands and David Beaton Stagecoach Managing Director..Picture: Gary Anthony..

The Highlands’ biggest bus company is to support a leading cancer charity over the next year.

Stagecoach Highlands is to support Maggie’s Highlands via employee fundraising and advertising.

Staff will join Maggie’s Halloween “Run The Runway” event to run or walk the 5km length of the runway at Inverness Airport in fancy dress.

Coffee mornings and sponsored walks are also planned and a bus will be wrapped in Maggie’s livery for the next 12 months.

Andrew Benjamin, fundraising manager for Maggie’s Highlands, said: “We are so pleased and delighted to have forged this new year-long charity partnership with Stagecoach in the Highlands. We rely entirely on donations to support our unique high quality programme of cancer support and this partnership has come at a crucial time, especially as people with cancer need Maggie’s more than ever.

“Our aim is to make the biggest difference possible to all those living with cancer though our unique variety of cancer support including one-to-one psychological support sessions, relaxation and benefits advice, so this support from Stagecoach Highlands has come at a vital time.”

David Beaton, managing director for Stagecoach Highlands, added: “We are delighted to be supporting Maggie’s Highlands as our chosen charity for the next 12 months. The support provided by the charity is second to none and I know many of our staff and our customers alike have benefited from the amazing work the Maggie’s team do all year round.”

There was outrage earlier this month when the Maggie’s Highlands centre at Raigmore Hospital was broken into.

A man has been charged over that incident and, while the centre had to close for deep cleaning, it is now open again for staff to offer support to cancer patients and their families.

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