Donations pour into Maggie' Fife £20,000 Christmas appeal

Maggie’s Fife is within touching distance of hitting its £20,000 Christmas fundraising appeal.

Tuesday, 29th December 2020, 7:30 am

Donations have poured in following the appeal’s launch in mid December after revealing it faces a 25% drop in funding due to the pandemic.The doors at the centre, in the grounds of Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy, remain very much open , but it asked its supporters to help ensure its vital work continues after a host of major fundraising events were cancelled because of the pandemic.Since lockdown started, our Maggie’s Centre has supported over 5000 people, and its team worked hard to maintain contact online and on the phone until they could re-open the doors in June.The centre also became a drop-in hub for frontline health staff as they worked round the clock to care for people in need of treatment at the adjacent Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy.It logged almost 5800 visits during that three-month hand over to NHS Fife.The appeal has generated over £15,000 so far - and is set to roll into 2021.Alison Allan, centre Head said: “Since returning to the centre at the end of June, our doors have been open, and we have been able to welcome visitors for booked appointments once more.

“In all, we have supported over 5000 people throughout the pandemic and expect to secure in excess of £3m in benefits for those in need of financial assistance”.Adam Kent fundraising manager said: “Everything that we provide at Maggie’s is completely free, and we raise the funds we need to do this through the kindness of the many individuals and or organisations who fundraise to support our work.“The reality is though, that this year, despite incredible backing from the local community, the cancellation of most of our fundraising events will see a projected drop in our income here in Fife of 25 per cent.”He added: “We’re so grateful to all those who have supported us through this tough year, including those who helped us reach our initial £15,000 target when this campaign launched back in the Spring.“We need your help this Christmas, so that we can do what we do best. "

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£20,000 Christmas fundraiser launched by Maggie's Fife after pandemic results in 25% drop in revenue. Pictured: Adam Kent, fundraising manager, with Rosie Small at Maggie's Fife (Pic: Fife Photo Agency)

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£20,000 Christmas fundraiser launched by Maggie's Fife after pandemic results in 25% drop in revenue. Pictured: Adam Kent, fundraising manager, with Rosie Small at Maggie's Fife (Pic: Fife Photo Agency)