Take a walk together in support of Maggie's Aberdeen

Maggie’s Aberdeen is encouraging people to walk 5k (3.1 miles) on June 12 or 13 in celebration, reflection or love to help people with cancer.

Friday, 28th May 2021, 6:00 am
Rob and his sons Euan (left) and Jamie, will be walking in memory of his wife and their mother Moira. (Photo: Paul Tomkins)

Maggie’s centre visitor Rob Flett will be walking a 5km route with his sons Jamie and Euan to remember his wife and their mum Moira, who passed away after being diagnosed with a rare cancer of her pancreas.

Rob said: “The boys and I will be taking part in Together We Walk in celebration of Moira’s life and to thank Maggie’s for all their support.

“We were so lucky the day after Moira’s diagnosis; a nurse at the oncology department advised us to go to Maggie’s. It made the prospect of Moira’s final months less scary.”

Every Maggie’s centre follows the ideas about cancer care originally laid out by Maggie Keswick Jencks. Maggie lived with advanced cancer for two years and was determined that she should not “lose the joy of living in the fear of dying”.

In order to live more positively with cancer, Maggie believed people needed information, stress-reducing strategies, psychological support and the opportunity to meet other people in similar circumstances in a relaxed setting. All Maggie’s centres are individually designed by leading architects to feel like a home and all have a big kitchen table at their heart.

Over the course of the last year the charity has supported thousands of people who have been impacted negatively by coronavirus, as Maggie’s Aberdeen centre head Kevin Mathieson explained.

“Maggie’s teams have been there for people with cancer and their families during the most difficult of times,” he said. “We’ve created Together We Walk as a way of bringing people together to celebrate and reflect.

"The therapeutic nature of walking and feeling part of a community cannot be measured. And if people felt like raising some funds to help us continue to be there for people with cancer we’d be most grateful.

“Maggie’s Aberdeen relies entirely on voluntary donations to allow us to keep on developing our unique programme of free support for all those living with cancer in the area.”

To register and set up a fundraising page, go to: