Film shows how Maggie’s being built in Larbert will help cancer patients

Kelly MacDonald voices the new animated film promoting Maggie's Centres
Kelly MacDonald voices the new animated film promoting Maggie's Centres

A new short animated film has been launched by Maggie’s Centres – and people across Falkirk have been urged to share it on social media.

‘More Than Medicine’ was launched to co-incide with the recent National Cancer Survivors Day.

It gets across the key message that Maggie’s centres are there to offer practical, emotional and social support to people affected by cancer.

It was created by illustrators Blac Ionica, and features the voice of actress Kelly MacDonald - star of Trainspotting - and the music of renowned composer Philip Glass.

Now the push is on to get it shared across Facebook, Twitter and all social media using the hashtag #morethanmedicine.

It has been already been shared with many high profile supporters of Maggie’s and a campaign is now being created to ensure it is seen by the widest possible audience.

Every year 1900 people in Forth Valley are diagnosed with cancer – but from 2016 they will have a valuable new support service.

Work on the Maggie’s Centre in the grounds of Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert began in March. It will provide a place where patients and their families can get information and advice on everything from nutrition to art therapy, stress management to benefits guidance.

It will be the eighth centre in Scotland and the 18th worldwide.

Maggie’s provides free practical, emotional and social support for people with cancer and their family and friends.

The film has been developed to raise vital awareness and understanding of the support it provides so that the charity can reach more people living with cancer and their family and friends who need help.

The ‘More than Medicine’ film, is being supported by a social media campaign.

To get involved please share the film by using the hashtag #morethanmedicine and message: People with cancer need places like these @maggiesforthvalley – pass it on #morethanmedicine