First Vehicle Leasing has cemented its fundraising initiative for Maggie’s Centre at Glasgow’s Gartnavel Hospital, with former Celtic FC player Dixie Deans handing over a cheque for £2,250 to the cancer support charity.
The Glasgow-based finance broker donates £10 for every vehicle leased from its ‘special offers’ vehicles on its web site to the charity.
Dixie Deans, the former Celtic and Scotland centre forward, who now works with First Vehicle Leasing, said: “As part of our Corporate Social Responsibility policy, we are very happy to be supporting Maggie’s fundraising efforts.
“Given that everyone knows someone whose life has been affected by cancer, including members of our own staff, we felt driven to establish this initiative and hope that it will help Maggie’s in the provision of the practical support people need.”
Providing free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their family and friends, Maggie’s follows the ideas about cancer care originally laid out by Maggie Keswick Jencks. Built in the grounds of NHS cancer hospitals, Maggie’s Centres are places with professional staff on hand to offer the support people need.
Centre head of Maggie’s Glasgow Gillian Hailstones said: “We’re delighted with the generosity shown by First Vehicle Leasing through this initiative, which will make a meaningful contribution towards supporting people with cancer.
“Our centres are here for anyone with any type of cancer as well as their family and friends. We offer the practical, emotional and social support that people living with cancer need. First Vehicle Leasing will be able to help us with this vital work first-hand, by their support.”
Picture caption: Dixie Deans of First Vehicle Leasing, former Celtic FC footballer,presents a £2,250 cheque to Tricia Imrie, centre fundraising manager, Maggie’s Glasgow