Maggie’s Centres are special places: sitting next to the UK’s major cancer hospitals, they offer support to people when they need it the most. Our Director Tom found himself at Maggie’s Edinburgh in the autumn of 2019, on a day when his family was turned upside down by his wife Lucy’s diagnosis:
‘A week after we returned from honeymoon in Nov 2019 we were given the news everyone dreads. The lump we thought harmless, was in fact a rare soft tissue cancer. Throughout Lucy’s treatment and ensuing pandemic, Maggie’s Edinburgh centre was a place of calm and hope, giving both Lucy and I the space to deal with the tidal waves created by the illness. It was an obvious cause to support as Calton Wealth Management’s charity partner.’
The first Maggie’s Centre opened in Edinburgh in 1996 and the network now extends internationally. From our home in Edinburgh, CWM is delighted to partner with Maggie’s to fundraise so that its vital work can continue.
Centre Fundraiser, Amy Robertson at Maggie’s Edinburgh said, ‘Supporters such as Calton Wealth Management allow us to keep supporting people at what is possibly the hardest time of their lives. We rely almost entirely on voluntary donations to support people living with cancer, as well as family and friends, so we are so grateful to Tom Ham and the team for raising vital funds for Maggie’s Edinburgh’.
Join us in our fundraising effort
Save the date for Maggie’s Edinburgh Birthday Ball, 23 November 2023
We are thrilled to invite you to an evening of dinner and dancing in celebration of Maggie’s Birthday on Thursday 23 November 2023 at the Sheraton Hotel, Edinburgh. If you would like to sponsor a table or contribute a lot to the auction fundraiser, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org. Individual tickets will be on sale in the summer.
A challenge like no other: the Great Kindrochit Quadrathlon
Tom Ham and Kristian Kerr are teaming up to take part in this year’s Great Kindrochit Quadrathlon, a unique Scottish outdoor race. Teams swim across Loch Tay, a 15-mile run across seven Munro summits, a 7-mile kayak to their bicycles and, finally, a 34-mile ride around the loch. The event is on July 8 and training is already underway as these once-accomplished athletes aim to recapture their form. You can follow their journey and donate to Maggie’s on their JustGiving page.