Maggie’s Fife walk to bring people together and raise funds

Maggie’s Fife is encouraging people to get their walking shoes on for a special event.

Thursday, 13th May 2021, 11:40 am

‘Together We Walk’ has been created to bring people together after the pandemic - to celebrate, reflect and help those with a cancer diagnosis.

The event urges people to walk 5k - 3.1 miles - on either of the dates, and raise funds for the region’s cancer care centre.

Among those taking part is centre visitor Rob Flett

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Rob Flett, with his wife Moira and sons Jamie and Euan (Pic: Paul )

He will be walking with his sons Jamie and Euan to remember his wife, and their mum, Moira.

Rob said: “We will be taking part in celebration of Moira’s life and to thank Maggie’s for all their support.”

“We were so lucky the day after of Moira’s diagnosis, a nurse at the oncology department advised us to go to Maggie’s.

“It made the prospect of Moira’s final months less scary.”

Over the course of the last year, our Maggie’s Centre has been supporting thousands of people who have been impacted negatively by coronavirus.

Yvonne McIntosh, centre head, said: “Maggie’s teams across the country have been there for people with cancer and their families during the most difficult of times.

“We’ve created ‘Together We Walk’ as a way of bringing people together to celebrate and reflect. The therapeutic nature of walking and feeling part of a community cannot be measured.

“And if people felt like raising some funds to help us continue to be there for people with cancer we’d be most grateful.”

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