Edinburgh’s key property industry players and friends will get rocking in aid of Maggie’s Edinburgh on Thursday 9 June 2016.
The ‘Property Rocks for Maggie’s’ event, sponsored by law firm Morton Fraser and property consultancy practice CuthbertWhite, will help to raise awareness and funds to build a new extension at the Maggie’s Centre at the NHS Western General Hospital in Edinburgh. The extension is needed due to the growing visitor numbers at Maggie’s Edinburgh (over 20,000 in 2015) and the increased demand on space. Morton Fraser and CuthbertWhite are pleased to be able to support Maggie's for a second year through sponsorship of this event.
Rock band Hunter, made up of three well known Edinburgh property professionals namely, Pete Lowrie of Granite Edge; Nick Atkins of Morton Fraser; Roy Hudghton of DM Hall and Commercial Energy Performance; and their firefighter drummer, Craig Hannah; will perform a variety of rock classics from the likes of the Rolling Stones, Guns n’ Roses and The Killers at the fundraiser event at Lulu’s on George Street. Guests will be invited to take part in a silent auction and get the chance to perform with the band.
There will be the chance to 'Buy a Brick for Maggie's' on the night, contributing to the ongoing campaign led by Lisa Stephenson, who used the centre after her myeloma diagnosis five years ago. Her campaign aims to raise £100,000 for the planned extension.
Last year's ‘Property Rocks for Maggie’s’ event welcomed over 200 guests and raised over £5,000.
Dr Ali Afshar, Joint Managing Director of AMA and volunteer Chair of the Maggie’s Edinburgh Board said:
“Not everyone appreciates that all Maggie’s Centres are funded and operated entirely through donations which are made by companies and individuals. It is great that so many of Edinburgh’s key property individuals are supporting this event and I look forward to seeing who bids in the auction and sings with the band! ”
Morton Fraser and CuthbertWhite commented:
“Scotland’s property sector has a fantastic track record of charitable fund raising and we are delighted to be joining forces again to help raise money and awareness for Maggie’s, Edinburgh – an incredibly important and worthwhile cause. With rock gods Hunter in full flow, guests can be assured of a cracking night – we predict a riot!”
All funds raised on the night will be donated to the Maggie’s fundraising campaign to build the new extension – which will be able to accommodate an additional 5,000 visits each year by people affected by cancer.
There are around 4,300 new cancer diagnoses in the Edinburgh region each year. Since opening in 1996 Maggie’s Centre has welcomed around 420,000 visitors. Maggie’s fills an important gap in oncology service provision in Edinburgh and its unique and close relationship with the NHS ensures we compliment the care it provides.