SPBF is pleased to announce that as part of its commitment to supporting its members and their families at times of need, the fund has donated £5,000 to Maggie’s Centre in support of the excellent work they do in providing psychological and emotional support to families battling cancer.
Maggie’s Centres provide free invaluable practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their family and friends.
Built in the grounds of NHS cancer hospitals, Maggie’s Centres are places with professional staff on hand to offer the support people need. The Centres are places to find practical advice about benefits and eating well; places where qualified experts provide emotional support; places to meet other people; places where you can simply sit quietly with a cup of tea.
SPBF were delighted to be invited to a personal tour of one of the Centres, at Maggie’s Centre, Dundee. Our Secretary Stephen Clark, together with Operations Manager Gary Brown went along just prior to Christmas to present the cheque and learn more about the vital work the dedicated staff and volunteers get up to.
A big thank you to Lesley Howells, Centre Head and Laura Boyd, Centre Fundraiser, for their personal time and attention showing us round the stunning Centre, and explaining just how much the Centre provides to families having to come to terms with someone in their life with cancer. A special thanks also for the home made mince pies! They were delicious!!
If you are personally, or if you know of anyone struggling to come to terms with the fact they or someone they know has cancer, then please get in touch with your local Maggie’s Centre who are always happy to see you. No worry is too small or silly to enquire about and you will always find a warm welcome awaiting you.
Further details of what support and service they can provide, together with details of where your nearest Maggie’s Centre can be found by clicking on this link.
Meanwhile if you would like to support the Scottish Police Benevolent Fund in its work, providing support to our Police Officers, Support Staff and their families working hard to keep our communities safe and secure across Scotland, then please donate using the Just Giving link on our home page, or alternatively contact us via our contacts page. Or if your thinking of raising funds for SPBF, maybe by way of a sponsored walk, cycle, or something a little more different such as a knitting marathon for example! then please get in touch and let us know. We would love to hear from you. Thank you all for your continued support.