Falkirk district residents urged to take on the Miles for Maggie's challenge

The fundraising initiative will help the charity continue its work

Monday, 15th June 2020, 7:30 am

People across the Falkirk district are being urged to step out or get on their bikes to help a local charity ensure they can support people with cancer.

The team at Maggie’s Forth Valley is asking members of the public to walk, run or cycle the equivalent distance between the Maggie’s Centres in Scotland to help raise vital funds with its Miles for Maggie’s initiative.

The distance between the charity’s centres in Forth Valley, Fife, Lanarkshire, Highlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee and Aberdeen is a total of 288 miles – that’s just over nine miles a day for a month.

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People are being asked to walk, run or cycle 288 miles- the distance between all of Maggie's Scottish centres - on a virtual route.

But don’t worry, you don’t have to do it alone.

Teams of up to four people can take part to help lower the miles required by each person.

Participants’ steps will be counted as they move along a virtual route ‘visiting’ all the centres in Scotland.

Can you go the whole distance for Maggie’s and complete the route before the end of July?

People are urged to get on their bikes to help fundraise for Maggie's

Miles for Maggie’s is a great way to stay active and you can take part virtually with friends, to stay connected even if you may not be able to see them.

As more people live longer with cancer, Maggie’s Forth Valley is seeing an increasing need for practical and emotional support to help people cope with the changes that cancer

brings.

The cancer caring centre offers free support and advice on living well with cancer, including ensuring that people with cancer in the region are really listened to, that they are

offered tailored individual support, group support and practical advice.

All of which is delivered by qualified professionals in a comfortable setting that enables people to meet others who understand what it means to be living with cancer too.

All of the money raised through the challenge will make sure Maggie’s Forth Valley can continue to provide free, professional support to all those living with cancer

who need it, as well as their family and friends.

To find out more or to register now and get a free t-shirt visit https://maggies.org/get-involved/find-event/events/miles-for-maggies-scotland/

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