09 Sep 2020
Maggie’s Highlands and Stagecoach Highlands have come together to form an exciting year-long charity partnership to support the cancer charity in Inverness.
The partnership will see Stagecoach Highlands support Maggie’s via employee fundraising initiatives and some brand advertising of Maggie’s services and events on its buses through September 2020 to September 2021.
Some of the proposed fundraising initiatives will see Stagecoach Highlands’ employees join Maggie’s Halloween ‘Run The Runway’ event, where participants will run, jog or walk the 5km length of the runway at Inverness Airport in fancy dress! The local bus operator will also be operating a series of free shuttle services to the event on 31st October.
It’s also anticipated that Stagecoach employees will participate in a number of coffee mornings and sponsored walks to raise funds for the charity throughout the year.
The partnership will be celebrated by wrapping a bus in unique Maggie’s custom ‘orange’ livery to tour the Highlands area for the next 12 months...
Andrew Benjamin, Centre Fundraising Manager for Maggie’s Highlands said: “We are so pleased and delighted to have forged this new year-long charity partnership with Stagecoach in the Highlands.
“Maggie’s has been providing support for people living with cancer across the Highlands for 15 years. We rely entirely on voluntary donations to support our unique high quality programme of cancer support and this partnership with Stagecoach Highlands has come at a crucial time especially as people with cancer need Maggie’s more than ever. We need this fundraising and awareness drive to help keep Maggie’s front of mind.
“Our aim is to make the biggest difference possible to all those living with cancer though our unique variety of cancer support including one-to-one psychological support sessions, relaxation and benefits advice, so this support from Stagecoach Highlands has come at a vital time.”
David Beaton, Managing Director for Stagecoach Highlands added: “We are delighted to be supporting Maggie’s Highlands as our chosen charity for the next 12 months. The support provided by the charity is second to none and I know many of our staff and our customers alike have benefitted from the amazing work the Maggie’s team do all year round.”
Built in the grounds of Raigmore Hospital Maggie’s Highlands is a warm and welcoming place, with qualified professionals on hand to offer an evidence-based core programme of support that has been shown to improve physical and emotional wellbeing.
To find out more about Maggie’s Highlands and to see how the Centre supports people living with cancer across Highlands please visit the Centre at Maggie’s Highlands, Raigmore Hospital or get in touch on 01463 706302.