Gathering Round the Table for Maggie’s

Staff from Forth Valley Royal Hospital and colleagues from Maggie’s, joined forces to launch a new national fundraising campaign – Maggie’s Kitchen Table Day – Gather and Give. The campaign was launched in the restaurant at Forth Valley Royal Hospital with a special Maggie’s Kitchen Table shortbread baked specially for the event.

Work on Maggie’s Forth Valley is well under way in the grounds of the hospital and the Centre is due to open this summer. Maggie’s Kitchen Table Day, which took place on 26th Feb 2016, was designed to encourage friends, families and colleagues across Scotland to ‘gather and give’ to make a difference for people affected by cancer.

The idea for the new campaign came about as the kitchen table is at the heart of every Maggie’s Centre, as a place where people come together to talk and share their experiences. On Kitchen Table Day, people were invited to come up with their own fundraising event – from a tea party to a simple coffee with a friend, a table-top craft sale or a night of cocktails and card games. Venues were optional; at home, at work, in school or even on a mountain top!

NHS Forth Valley’s Chief Executive Jane Grant said: “We are very much looking forward to the opening of the new Maggie’s Forth Valley Centre this year as it will make a big difference to local patients being treated for cancer and their families. Staff are working closely with Maggie’s and we were delighted that they chose to launch this major new initiative at one of our hospitals.”

To find out more about Maggie’s and to see how the Centre supports people with cancer visit