A SUPPORT centre which helps Edinburgh cancer sufferers and their families is to close for a week to be refurbished.
THE charity set up by Ryder Cup captain Colin Montgomerie in memory of his mother is to spearhead a fundraising drive to build a Maggie's Cancer Caring Centre for families affected by cancer across the north-east of Scotland.
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DRAMATIC designs for seven new Maggie's centres providing care for cancer victims across the UK were unveiled yesterday.
A GUST of wind blows through the trees surrounding the Maggie's Centre and garden in Dundee, lifting the collars and twitching the skirts of the assembled dignitaries nervously awaiting their royal visitor.
EDINBURGH Rugby hooker Steve Lawrie handed over a cheque for almost £1500 to Maggie's Cancer Care following a successful race night and revealed the motivation behind the fundraising event was to pay tribute to his former coach, Grant Mackenzie.
A CENTRE for cancer patients in Edinburgh has issued a special thank-you to fundraisers who have helped bring in more than £380,000 in the last 12 months.
IT was the moment every woman dreads. Sheila Leckie's stomach churned as she realised with mounting horror what she had found.
A CANCER charity will receive a makeover following a donation from Homes for Scotland (HfS).
A SPRING fete will take place to raise money for Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres at the Western General Hospital.
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IT HAS been a remarkable year. Since Gordon Brown opened the stunning Maggie's Centre designed by Zaha Hadid last November in the grounds of the Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy, The Scotsman has been running a series of articles about the work done by the centres. Thanks to our readers, £50,000 has now been raised as a result of our campaign, and more than 2,000 readers have now signed up to give regular donations in the future.
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IT was her little boy's first day at primary school, a day full of hope for the future, when Heather Morrison was told she had cancer.
A SOLICITOR aims to raise at least £3000 for a cancer charity through a gruelling eight-day trek in India.
WHEN Christine and Norrie Brown were told their first grandchild Aaron had been born, it should have been one of the happiest days of their lives.
A GROUP of 12 women and three volunteer helpers cluster around a table in the bright light-filled meeting room of Maggie's Centre in Edinburgh. They range in age from late twenties to early sixties, some have just been diagnosed with cancer, others have been living with the illness for some time.
A FEW tickets are still available for a charity dinner party in aid of a cancer care centre.
SINCE the first Maggie's Centre opened in Edinburgh ten years ago, thousands of cancer patients and their families have benefited from its support. But the introduction of centres in Glasgow, Dundee, Inverness and Kirkcaldy have also made life very different for the doctors who deal with cancer patients every day.
WHILE Laura Lee was working as an oncology nurse at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh, she met a patient who was to change her life. Maggie Keswick Jencks, who had been diagnosed with breast cancer, was to become the inspiration for a radical new way of supporting patients.
IT IS 8am and the director, Andrew Anderson, arrives to open the Edinburgh Maggie's Centre. At 8:30 he has an appointment with a patient in haematology who is not allowed out of his hospital room. Before coming to Maggie's six years ago, he worked as a nurse in oncology.
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