Cancer charity Maggie’s is calling on people to raise £100 and enjoy an exclusive night of entertainment from their own home featuring celebrities, entertainers and amazing architecture.

The charity normally asks people to take part in its annual Culture Crawl – a sponsored walk with access to local hidden cultural gems in the city to raise funds. Last year, the Aberdeen Culture Crawl was the biggest and most successful in the UK with over 600 people taking to the streets. But due to social distancing a different approach has had to be taken this year.

Supporters are instead being asked to raise £100 between now and September 25 - by running, walking, cycling, baking or in any other way imaginable – to gain access to an exclusive Virtual Culture Crawl. It will feature celebrities, music and short films from incredibly cultural venues across the UK and abroad, which can be enjoyed with family from the sofa. Maggie’s Aberdeen hope all its loyal Culture Crawlers, as well as others, get involved this year and help raise vital funds for the Aberdeen centre.

To find out more, register and check out some fundraising ideas, please follow this link:

Maggie’s Aberdeen Centre head Kevin Mathieson said: “We all know how life has been impacted by the coronavirus this year and it is still a particularly difficult time for those living with cancer, so we are asking people to help them get the support they need by signing up to our Virtual Culture Crawl.

“It is really easy, just decide how you want to fundraise, register and if you raise £100 by Friday 25 September you will gain access to an exclusive evening of culture to enjoy from the comfort of your own home – who could resist?”

People living with cancer need the psychological and emotional support Maggie’s Aberdeen offer now more than ever. The last few months have been incredibly traumatic for people living with cancer with delays and uncertainty over treatment contributing to a huge rise in fear, stress and anxiety. Even now, with the reality of local lockdowns, people are experiencing increased fear, anger and frustration.

Centre fundraising manager at Maggie’s Aberdeen, Richard Stewart, said: “Maggie’s relies on voluntary donations so I would urge anyone to do what they can to fundraise - the Virtual Culture Crawl will be lots of fun. It’s a new approach for us this year and it’s easy to take part so we hope the event will be as well attended as ever! What better way to spend an autumn evening with your family or friends.”

Maggie’s is here for people with cancer, as well as family and friends. For support simply call 01224 645928, email for support and to arrange a time to visit Maggie’s professional staff in the warm, welcoming centre in the grounds of Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

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