New Maggie's Centre Opens

New Maggie’s Centre Opens

The new Maggie’s Forth Valley Centre has opened its doors and welcomed its first visitors.

Maggie’s Forth Valley offers a unique programme of support to anyone affected by any type of cancer, as well as their family and friends. This includes drop-in sessions with cancer support specialists, nutrition workshops and relaxation classes.

The Centre was officially opened by the former First Minister of Scotland and Maggie’s supporter, Lord Jack McConnell, alongside Walk the Walk Founder and Chief Executive Nina Barough CBE and Maggie’s Chief Executive Laura Lee.  In a total surprise for Nina, the new Centre was named ‘Maggie’s Forth Valley – The Nina Barough Building’, in recognition of her and Walk the Walk’s vital donation of £3 million to build the new facility.  

Throughout the development, Maggie’s worked closely with local NHS Forth Valley staff and this partnership is set to continue, supported by the appointment of Liz MacMillan, the former Oncology Manger at Forth Valley Royal Hospital, as the Centre Head for Maggie’s Forth Valley.

Each year, over 1,900 people in Forth Valley are diagnosed with cancer and around 15,000 people in the area are estimated to be living with cancer.  Demand for the services offered by Maggie’s is therefore expected to be high and the Forth Valley Centre is gearing up to receive around 3,000 visits in its first year.

The Forth Valley Centre, which is located in the grounds of Forth Valley Royal Hospital, was designed by acclaimed architects Garbers & James and is built in a lovely peaceful and picturesque setting, overlooking a lochan and natural woodland.

Maggie’s Forth Valley is open from 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday. For more information visit the Maggie’s web site https://www.maggiescentres.org/our-centres/maggies-forth-valley

Photos courtesy of Bill Fleming.

Spring 2017 News