Glasgow-based leasing and fleet management provider Fleet Alliance has donated a brand new car to the recently-opened Maggie’s Forth Valley Centre, which offers free practical, emotional and social support for people with cancer and their family and friends.
The centre's new car, a Peugeot 108, will be used to transport centre visitors and patients from the front door of the Forth Valley Royal Hospital to the centre itself, which sits in the hospital grounds.
The car will be fully maintained and serviced for the next two years.
Since 2010 Fleet Alliance has donated £145,000 to Maggie’s Centres and this year the company’s 68-strong workforce has set a charity fundraising target of £100,000.
Fleet Alliance managing director Martin Brown said: “A visit to a Maggie’s Centre is always a humbling experience as we learn of the incredible support offered to patients at what is inevitably a very difficult stage in their lives.
“Our colleagues have focused on Maggie’s Centres as one of our key good causes to support over the last seven years. And being able to offer transport for patients to get between the hospital and the centre more easily could be vital in allowing them to regularly visit and benefit from the centre’s services.”
Gillian Hailstones, head of Maggie’s Centre Operations in Scotland, said: “We’re hugely grateful to Fleet Alliance for their generosity in providing Maggie’s Forth Valley with this car.
“They have always been a great supporter of our charity and this latest gift is yet another example of their generosity and help in ensuring people affected by cancer can get the support offered by Maggie’s at the time they most need it."