Staff from New College Lanarkshire had full bellies and full hearts after enjoying an end-of-term staff charity breakfast – which raised £728.25 for a local cancer charity. Members of staff from across the College’s six campuses celebrated the end of another successful academic year with a charity big breakfast, with all proceeds going to Maggie’s Lanarkshire.
Held in the Coatbridge, Cumbernauld and Motherwell campuses, the fundraiser attracted hundreds of staff members who generously donated to the organisation in return for the breakfast. They were also offered information on the services provided by Maggie’s Lanarkshire and on how their donations would help.
Heather Urquhart, Vice Principal at New College Lanarkshire, said:
“Maggie’s Lanarkshire is an organisation that is close to the hearts of many at New College Lanarkshire and the surrounding community. With more than 20,000 students and 1,000 staff, many throughout the College will have received the benefit of Maggie’s Lanarkshire so we wanted to hold an event that could give something back to the charity.
The breakfast allowed staff to come together and relax after a successful academic year, while giving them the chance to learn about the work of Maggie’s Lanarkshire and raise money for the cause.”
Maggie’s Lanarkshire offers free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their families and friends in the community. Help is offered freely to anyone with any type of cancer and professional staff are always on hand to offer the support people may need.
Gayle Cobain, Fundraising Organiser at Maggie’s Lanarkshire, said:
“At Maggie’s Lanarkshire we are delighted to be working with New College Lanarkshire who are not only raising vital funds for us, but are also helping to raise awareness within the community. It is with this support that we can continue to support the thousands of people affected by cancer in Lanarkshire every year who choose to seek our help.”
Maggie’s Lanarkshire was chosen as New College Lanakshire’s charity of the year for 2017 due to its proximity to one of its main campuses, Coatbridge, and for the impact it has had on so many staff members and their families.
The College will continue to hold fundraising events for Maggie’s Lanarkshire throughout the year, including Halloween and Christmas-themed events.
For more information on Maggie’s Lanarkshire and the range of support services they offer, visit https://www.maggiescentres.org/our-centres/maggies-lanarkshire