Take part in Together We Walk – in celebration, in love, in reflection – to help people with cancer

11th May 2021

Maggie’s Fife is encouraging people to walk 5k (3.1 miles) on either the 12th or 13th June – in celebration, reflection, or love to help people with cancer.

Maggie’s centre visitor Rob Flett will be walking a 5km route with his sons Jamie and Euan to remember his wife and Euan and Jamie’s mum Moira.

“Me and the boys will be taking part in Together We Walk in celebration of Moira’s life and to thank Maggie’s for all their support.

“We were so lucky the day after of Moira’s diagnosis, a nurse at the Oncology department advised us to go to Maggie’s, it made the prospect of Moira’s final months less scary.”

Every Maggie’s centre follows the ideas about cancer care originally laid out by Maggie Keswick Jencks. Maggie lived with advanced cancer for two years and was determined that she should not “lose the joy of living in the fear of dying”.

In order to live more positively with cancer, Maggie believed people needed information, stress-reducing strategies, psychological support, and the opportunity to meet other people in similar circumstances in a relaxed and beautiful setting. All Maggie’s s centres are individually designed by leading architects to feel like a home and all have a big kitchen table at their heart.

Over the course of the last year the charity has been supporting thousands of people who have been impacted negatively by coronavirus as Maggie’s Fife Centre Head Alison Allan explains:

“Maggie’s teams across the country have been there for people with cancer and their families during the most difficult of times. We’ve created ‘Together We Walk’ as a way of bringing people together to celebrate and reflect. The therapeutic nature of walking and feeling part of a community cannot be measured. And if people felt like raising some funds to help us continue to be there for people with cancer we’d be most grateful.”

Maggie’s Fife relies entirely on voluntary donations to allow us to keep on developing our unique programme of free support for all those living with cancer in the area.”

Put on your trainers and walk a 5k route that means something to you or like Rob, Euan and Jamie reminds you of a lost loved one on either 12th or 13th June and raise money for people with cancer. Register now for your free pack and to set up your fundraising page.

Share photos of your walk on social media using the hashtag #TogetherWeWalk

Built in the grounds of The Victoria Hospital, Maggie’s Fife is a warm and welcoming place, with qualified professionals on hand to offer an evidence-based core programme of support that has been shown to improve physical and emotional wellbeing.

Maggie’s Fife relies on voluntary donations to develop its unique, high quality programme of support. The charity’s aim is to make the biggest difference possible to people living with cancer and their family and friends.

To find out more about Maggie’s Fife and to see how the Centre supports people living with cancer across Fife please visit the Centre at Hayfield Road, Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy, KY2 5AH or get in touch on 01592 647997 and [email protected].

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