when Kinghorn teacher Maggie Pearson decided to hold a golf event to thank our Maggie’s Centre for its support after her cancer diagnosis, she hoped to raise around £1000.
So she was completely overwhelmed when she counted up the takings to discover the day had raised over £6000 – with more still coming in!
Maggie (33), of Pettycur Bay, was devastated after being told she had breast cancer on Valentine’s Day this year.
But, rather than let it get her down, the bubbly behavioural support teacher turned her energies to raising money for Maggie’s Fife and raising the profile of Burntisland Golf Club, where she is ladies’ captain.
Her club got right behind her, while local businesses and shops were generous with donations for fundraising.
Maggie managed to organise the day despite undergoing treatment, and was delighted when she turned up to discover that the ladies’ committee had decorated the whole clubhouse and laid out champagne and chocolates for competitors, while the ladies’ section had made four beautiful pampering hampers to be raffled.
Forty-two teams took part, and the funds were boosted by the raffle and silent auction, with many people also bringing along prizes, and Maggie’s mum Isobel Pearson selling clootie dumpling.
“When I was diagnosed I thought I could get through it with the support of my family and friends,” explained Maggie.
“When one of the nurses suggested I went along to Maggie’s I really just went to say I had tried it, but I was surprised at the calm, relaxing atmosphere and the friendly welcome around the kitchen table and I ended up enroling on a course and then doing another.
“I have made a lot of friends through Maggie’s and I am delighted to have been able to give something back through this.
“I want to thank Burntisland Golf Club and all the ladies for their help.”
Maggie is hoping to do more events in future and is already organising a quiz night, while her partner has rallied a team calling themselves Pearson’s Pledge to take part in Maggie’s Monster Bike and Hike event next May.
Tu Edwards, Maggie’s community fundraiser, said: “I’m really inspired by Maggie. She has such a positive outlook and whenever you see or speak to her, her bubbly personality is infectious.’’