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Music charity strikes a chord with donation to cancer charity

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The Scribblers Picnic has donated £4000 to Macmillan Cancer Support

Stirling music charity The Scribblers Picnic has donated £4000 to Macmillan Cancer Support.

Money was raised throughout the year from the group’s music events including its annual Picnic Festival, held in May.

The donation also included a contribution from a collection at the funeral of the charity’s supporter Jim MacGowan who died of cancer earlier this year.

It is the first of many to be made over the forthcoming months. The charity has helped raise more than £100,000 for cancer charities since it was launched following the death of Stirling man Graham Whitelaw, who died of cancer in 2001.

Graham was a musician and had a column The Scribbler in the Stirling Observer, hence the charity’s name.

You can’t put a price on the care and support that they give to those suffering from cancer

His daughter Katy told TFN: “The Macmillan staff do an amazing job. You can’t put a price on the care and support that they give to those suffering from cancer and their family members.

“We are proud to have been able to help in our own way and would like to thank all the volunteers, businesses and Scribbler’s supporters who helped make this donation possible.”

Pauline Macmillan, fundraising manager for Fife and Forth Valley for Macmillan Cancer Support, added: “The money donated will go a long way to funding vital services and support for local people affected by cancer.

“To put this generosity into context, £3917 could pay for a Macmillan social worker or family support worker for one month. They work with community and social services agencies to help people manage the social and practical problems of living with cancer."

 

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