More than medicine - new video to promote Maggie’s Centres

Kelly MacDonald voices the new animated short promoting Maggie's Centres
Kelly MacDonald voices the new animated short promoting Maggie's Centres
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A new short animated film has been launched by our Maggie’s Centre - and Fifers have been urged to share it across social media.

‘More Than Medicine’ was launched to co-incide with National Cancer Survivors Day this weekend, and it gets across the key message that Maggie’s Fife is there to offer practical, emotional and social support to people affected by cancer.

It was created by illustrators Blac Ionica, and features the voice of actress Kelly MacDonald - star of Trainspotting and many more movies - and the music of renowned composer Philip Glass.

Now the push is on to get it shared across Facebook, Twitter and all social media using the hashtag #morethanmedicine.

It has been shared with many high profile supporters of Maggie’s and a campaign is now being created to ensure it is seen by the widest possible audience. Locally, plans are also in hand to get the film shown widely at local events in the coming months.

Alison Harrow, centre head at Maggie’s Fife, said: “The film and the social media campaign will help us to raise awareness of Maggie’s and the programme of support we provide for those living with cancer along with their family and friends.

‘’We’re a growing charity and Maggie’s Fife saw over 8400 visits last year. We hope the film will encourage more people to visit and support us in the work we do.”

Maggie’s provides free practical, emotional and social support for people with cancer and their family and friends.

The film has been developed to raise vital awareness and understanding of the support it provides so that the charity can reach more people living with cancer and their family and friends who need help.

The ‘More than Medicine’ film, is being supported by a social media campaign and to get involved please share the film by copying and pasting the below message or create your own message using the hashtag #morethanmedicine

Kirkcaldy'Maggies'Maggie's 7th birthday supplement front cover'Photo ; WALTER NEILSON

Kirkcaldy'Maggies'Maggie's 7th birthday supplement front cover'Photo ; WALTER NEILSON

>> People with cancer need places like these @maggiesfife – pass it on #morethanmedicine bit.ly/MoreThanMedicine

>> Or alternatively please send this film link to your friends and family over email. Don’t forget to encourage them to share it too - bit.ly/MoreThanMedicine

The promotional film comes as Maggie’s Fife gears up for one of its main fundraisers of the summer - Bob’s Walk.

The event, led by retired GP Bob Grant, who chairs the Fife centre board, will see a team of walkers go from the Kelpies in Falkirk, round Fife’s coast and up to Dundee over nine days.

Kirkcaldy's Maggie's Centre

Kirkcaldy's Maggie's Centre

The 2013 walk raised £15,000 for the Kirkcaldy centre, and the aim is to surpass that target as the walk gets underway next weekend.

Background:

Built in the grounds of 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 support and grow its network of Centres and 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.

For more information please visit Maggies

To find out more about Maggie’s Fife and to see how the centre supports people with cancer across Fife please visit the Centre at Victoria Hospitial or get in touch on (01592) 647997 or fife@maggiescentres.org.