branches of the Royal Bank of Scotland in Fife are giving their backing to our High-5 Maggie’s campaign.
Twelve branches around the region, from Dunfermline and Cowdenbeath to Kirkcaldy and Lochgelly, are planning to take part in a variety of fundraising efforts in the coming months.
Employees met recently at The Ship in Lochgelly to set up their fundraising venture, and are now planning a number of activities every month or so to support our Maggie’s Centre, based at the Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy.
They kick-off on Monday by holding book sales within their branches.
Staff will bring in quality, unwanted books and customers and visitors are welcome to pop in to see if anything takes their fancy.
Books will all be sold for £1 and in some of the bigger branches, including Kirkcaldy, the sale will continue throughout the week, while in the smaller ones it may be just a day or two.
Jane Paxton, local chief executive of RBS South Fife, said: “Maggie’s Centres play a crucial role in many communities across the country and we’re delighted we can make a contribution to the work they do.
“We hope the book sales will be a big success and we would encourage as many people as possible to come along and see what we have to offer.”
Staff also plan to hold cake and candy sales and sell Maggie’s Christmas cards in the RBS branches.
Tu Edwards, community fundraiser with Maggie’s Fife, said: “It is wonderful that RBS is supporting us in this way.
‘‘It has been great visiting a couple of the branches and seeing the staff enthusiasm and commitment to supporting Maggie’s and helping them understand the difference they will be making to people with cancer their family and friends.‘‘