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Maggie's 'Christmas Fair with Virgin Media staff. Pic: FPA
Maggie's 'Christmas Fair with Virgin Media staff. Pic: FPA

There was a huge amount of festive spirit in the air as our Maggie’s Centre celebrated its Christmas Fair on Saturday.

The centre in the grounds of Victoria Hospital, was transformed into the Arctic North for the busy event which proved a huge success, raising £3032.09 for the centre’s running costs. The total also included money raised from the centre’s grand raffle.

Both activities were supported by staff from Virgin Media in Glenrothes, who put a great deal of time and effort into decorating the centre and collecting prizes.

Jacqui Earl said: “The staff at Virgin Media had an amazing time volunteering at the Christmas Fair.

‘‘They are so impressed by the work that Maggie’s do they have already put their names down to help out again next year.”

As well as cake and candy, a tombola, jewellery, handbag, decorated goods, gifts and cards, there was a lucky dip activity for children and Santa’s grotto.

Hundreds of visitors packed into the centre throughout the day to join in the fun.

Elspeth Salter, head of the centre, said: “There was such a wonderful atmosphere at the Christmas Fair on Saturday and it gave us all a chance to welcome old and new faces alike.

“Thank you so much to everyone who made it possible – from Virgin Media and all the cake bakers to those who manned the stalls – and of course Santa too!

‘‘A big thanks must go to David Torrance MSP for providing a beautiful Christmas tree for the centre.

‘‘This is such a lovely way to raise money to ensure that our doors are open to offer support throughout the year to anyone with a cancer diagnosis, their family and friends”

Maggie’s relies on voluntary donations to support and grow its network of Centres and to develop its unique, high quality programme of support.

‘‘Our aim is to make the biggest difference we can to people living with cancer, their family and friends.