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Falkirk garden centre raises £4k for cancer charity

Staff and customers at Torwood Garden Centre in Falkirk have raised more than £4,000 for the Maggie’s Forth Valley centre, which provides support for people with cancer and their loved ones.


The donation more than covered the running costs for a day’s care. The centre, at Larbert, needs £2400 every day to provide its free practical and emotional support.


Jamie Stevenson from the Torwood GC, said: “It feels like such a tangible outcome to know that our staff, volunteers and customers have provided all the incredible support at this fantastic local charity for a whole day.


“We know first hand how this helps, from trained staff to support groups and the tea and coffee served, on offer to people living with cancer, as well as their family and friends.”


The cash came from bucket collections throughout the year and during the annual Christmas reindeer parade, as well as all the money donated in its wishing well.


Cristina Pouso, centre fund-raising manager, said: “We are so grateful that Torwood Garden Centre is ‘paying for a day’ at Maggie’s Forth Valley. We rely entirely on voluntary donations to allow us to keep on developing our unique programme of support for people living with cancer and to be able to offer that support to everyone who needs it.”

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