Oil and gas exploration company Apache North Sea has continued its support of Maggie’s Aberdeen for a fifth year by covering the cost of running the centre for 15 full days.
The Pay for a Day initiative invites supporters to fund the running cost at the Maggie’s Centre for a day or a period of days. It costs £2,400 to fund an average day at the centre, covering the full programme of practical, emotional and social support on offer to help people with cancer and their friends and family.
Apache has been a key supporter of the charity from the very beginning, having been one of the earliest supporters of the Monty’s Maggie’s Appeal to raise funds to build the Aberdeen Centre which opened in September 2013.
This most recent donation from Apache will fund a full 15 days at the centre during 2017, playing a key part in enabling Maggie’s to continue to provide their unique programme of practical, emotional and social support. The programme is delivered by professional staff, with the centre providing support for anyone affected by cancer, be that the person with the diagnosis, their friends or family.
Paula Cormack, centre fundraising manager for Maggie’s Aberdeen, said: “Apache have been longstanding supporters of Maggie’s and the fact that they have embraced our Pay for a Day campaign so wholeheartedly is testament to the strength of the partnership developed between the two organisations.”
Cory Loegering, region vice president – UK region and managing director, Apache North Sea, said: “Maggie’s is a charity that we are delighted to continue to support. The service they provide to the north-east is simply invaluable and our donations will help the staff at the centre continue their programme of support. We have supported Maggie’s from the outset and are proud to play a part in the difference the centre makes to its visitors.”
Maggie’s Aberdeen have been running their Pay for a Day initiative since the centre opened in 2013.
“Pay for a Day has really struck a chord with both companies and individuals as a very tangible way to support Maggie’s,” said centre head, Susan Sutherland.
“A typical day here sees a great number of Centre Visitors accessing our support, whether that is attending one of our groups or classes, using the drop-in centre or for one-to-one appointments with our cancer support specialist, clinical psychologist or benefits advisor. None of this would be possible without the generosity of the local community and we are so grateful to all our supporters for their donations.”
To find out more about the “pay for a day” initiative, please visit https://www.maggiescentres.org/campaigns/pay-for-day/