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Let’s be creative and have a great birthday party!

From left,  Linda Watson (Cancer Support Specialist), James Forsyth (Fundraising Organiser), Jean Wood (Volunteer) - creative card making tester sessions at Maggie's Centre, Kirkcaldy

From left, Linda Watson (Cancer Support Specialist), James Forsyth (Fundraising Organiser), Jean Wood (Volunteer) - creative card making tester sessions at Maggie's Centre, Kirkcaldy

In the week of its sixth birthday our Maggie’s Centre is holding a series of creative taster sessions to celebrate the occasion which culminates in a Mad Hatters Tea Party.

And it is inviting all its supporters along to take part.

The week kicks off on Monday with a card making session from 10 a.m. to noon.

Visitors can create beautiful handmade cards in a friendly and relaxed session led by some of the centre’s creative visitors.

On Tuesday, Maggie’s Fife will welcome artist Anna King to lead a session in journal making where participants will be able to make a beautiful journal to keep their memories in.

Dr Elspeth Salter, centre head, said: “Alongside all our normal programme activities, we are delighted to bring a creative theme to the start of the week.

‘‘Anyone affected by cancer or a family member can join in. Just give us a ring and book a place. ‘‘

She added: “We are delighted that Anna is able to come and show us how to make a small beautiful journal in a relaxed and easy workshop.

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‘‘If people are keen they can then learn about keeping a journal and creative writing in a course run by our creative writing tutor, Jayne Wilding.

‘‘All the materials will be provided for you for both the card and journal making workshops.”

The birthday week will culminate in a huge Mad Hatter’s Tea Party on Saturday, November 3 - six years to the day the centre opened.

It will run from 2.00 to 5,00 p.m. in the centre and will be led by Glenrothes woman Dierdre Jablonska who staged her own successful tea party in April, raising £1800 for our Maggie’s Centre.

Visitors are being asked to wear their own hats, and the centre will be transformed into a storybook fantasy land, with artwork designed by students from Adam Smith College.

As well as tea and cakes there will be a raffle and tombola, and the person wearing the “maddest” hat will win a prize.

Maggie’s Fife is also urging people to help sponsor the party.

James Forsyth, fundraising organiser, said: “It costs £3000 to keep our Maggie’s Centre open for one day.

‘‘We we’re asking people in Fife to help to sponsor our birthday. ‘‘

 

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