Come dine with us and help Maggie’s

KIRKCALDY;'Raith Rovers launch new PINK away kit at Maggies' Centre. TU EDWARDS'Photo ; WALTER NEILSON

KIRKCALDY;'Raith Rovers launch new PINK away kit at Maggies' Centre. TU EDWARDS'Photo ; WALTER NEILSON

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PREPARATIONS are well underway for our Maggie’s Centre’s fifth birthday dinner on November 4.

Tables are selling well for the gala celebration in the atrium of Adam Smith College, with special guest Sarah Brown, Maggie’s Patron.

It promises to be a glittering occasion with many local businesses and organisations from around the town showing their support either by taking a table or sponsoring the event.

The team behind the organisation of the dinner are Tu Edwards, community fundraiser with Maggie’s Fife; Marilyn Livingstone, former Kirkcaldy MSP; Pamela Caira, Kirkcaldy businesswoman and Tanya Scoon, reporter with the Fife Free Press.

The dinner – to celebrate five years of Maggie’s support to people in the community living with, through and beyond a  cancer diagnosis, as well as their family and friends – aims to raise a whole lot of money to help the centre continue its vital work in the years to come.

And the door is still open to anyone who would like to contribute, whether it is through one of the wide range of sponsorship options available or by providing a prize for the raffle, auction or silent auction

Tu said: “I am delighted that Marilyn, Tanya and Pam have committed to supporting Maggie’s Fife by helping to organise this dinner to mark our fifth anniversary.

Glamour event

‘‘It promises to be a glamorous evening, with entertainment and a fantastic menu produced by the Adam Smith College staff and students.

‘‘Events like this are really important in helping us raise the much needed funds to run the centre. 

‘‘I am equally delighted that Sarah Brown our patron will be joining us.”

Aileen Lamden, executive director of the college, said: “The work of the staff and volunteers at Maggie’s Fife is exceptional and we are pleased to be helping this event.

Honoured

‘‘I am honoured to be associated with the charity.

“Everyone in the country is touched by cancer at some point in their lives, either by having the disease themselves or knowing someone close who does. Maggie’s Centres are essential in supporting people in our community.

‘‘I hope the forthcoming dinner will help raise the much needed funds for the Fife Centre and give our students further experience in both hospitality and events so it can support more people living with cancer and their friends and family.”