Hats off as ladies raise £14,000 for Maggie’s

Pictured at the lunch from left, Tumong Edwards, Pamela Stevenson, Stephen Jardine, Christie Smith and deputy provost Kay Morrison. Pic: George McLuskie
Pictured at the lunch from left, Tumong Edwards, Pamela Stevenson, Stephen Jardine, Christie Smith and deputy provost Kay Morrison. Pic: George McLuskie

This year’s Maggie’s Ladies Lunch has raised a staggering £14,000 for our Maggie’s Centre.

This is the third year the Maggie’s Fife fund raising board has organised a Ladies Lunch and the event sold out in a record three weeks.

I am so proud this event has grown in popularity

Pamela Stevenson, fundraising board member

The lunch, which took place at the Old Course Hotel in St Andrews this week, saw 260 ladies enjoy an afternoon of fun and laughter.

Some ladies started the day by travelling to the venue on an old bus provided by Stagecoach Vintage.

They were then welcomed to the hotel where the scene which greeted them included a white picket fence, polo ponies and players and a drinks reception sponsored by Fife Fabrication.

The host for the day was Stephen Jardine and entertainment was once again provided by the legendary Soul Kings.

Ladies also enjoyed a complimentary Strawberry Sundae, chocolate provided by Stuart and Swan Chocolatiers.

Alison Harrow, Maggie’s Fife centre head, spoke about the cancer care centre, which is based in the grounds of the Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy, and how this fund raising will make a big difference.

Alison Dick, a Maggie’s Centre visitor, shared with those gathered how cancer had an impact on her and her young family and how Maggie’s helped to see her through challenging times.

The 2015 lunch had a horse racing theme, entitled ‘Hats off to Maggie’s Ladies Lunch’, with those attending urged to bring along a hat or a fascinator they no longer wanted.

These were then put on sale to raise funds for the charity.

There were various opportunities to donate to the charity with a number of activities including a photo booth session.

Pamela Stevenson, Maggie’s Centre fund raising board member, told the Press: “I am so proud this event has grown in popularity over the last three years.

“The lunch is such a lively event to attend and can be enjoyed with friends whilst raising funds for Maggie’s and people affected by cancer.

She added: “I’d like to say a big thank you to all the ladies, it’s great to see some of them year after year.

“I’d also like to thank everyone involved plus our drinks sponsor Fife Fabrications, marketing sponsor K2 Marketing, Louise Mackenzie of the Pretty Amazing Company, Stuart and Swan Chocolatiers, our bronze and silver sponsors, and the amazing Stephen Jardine.”

The previous Ladies’ Lunches held during the last two years raised a total of £17,500 for Maggie’s Fife.

For details on next year’s lunch event and how to get involved please contact Tu Edwards by emailing tumong.edwards@maggiescentres.org or call her on 07825056386.