Walk the walk with the Falkirk Herald

You can join the Falkirk Herald in the Edinburgh MoonWalk
You can join the Falkirk Herald in the Edinburgh MoonWalk

Cancer sufferers will benefit from an innovative healthcare facility planned for the grounds of the new hospital.

The Maggie’s Centre will provide practical advice and emotional support for the thousands of people in Forth Valley affected by the disease.

A £3 million grant has already been pledged to build the resource close to Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert.

The cash will come from Walk the Walk, the breast cancer charity which organises MoonWalks in Edinburgh, London and Iceland.

Welcoming the news, Professor Fiona Mackenzie, chief executive of NHS Forth Valley, said: “Maggie’s Caring Cancer Centres are internationally renowned for the excellent support and advice they provide to patients and their families, and we look forward to working with them on this exciting new development.”

As a ‘thank you’ for providing the money for the project, The Falkirk Herald wants readers to sign up and join them at this year’s MoonWalk Edinburgh on Saturday, June 9.

The target is 100 walkers, making it the largest-ever team to take part.

Entering The MoonWalk Edinburgh 2012 and signing up for The Falkirk Herald team couldn’t be simpler.

Just follow this link - MoonWalk Edinburgh 2012 - to get full details of what to do.

Alternatively, entry forms are available from our offices in Manor Street, Falkirk, and Gateway Business Park, Beancross Road, Grangemouth.

Remember to select whether you plan to do the Full Moon (26.2 miles) or Half Moon (13.1 miles).