Buccleuch Property raises £17,000 for Maggie’s Edinburgh centre

BUCCLEUCH Property has handed over a cheque for £17,000 to Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres, as a result of fundraising efforts at the Buccleuch Property Challenge.

More than 150 property professionals from across the UK took part in the annual outdoor adrenalin challenge, at the Duke of Buccleuch’s Drumlanrig Castle and Queensberry Estate. Participants – who entered in teams of three – endured a six-hour test of mental and physical endurance, split into three stages of running, mountain biking and orienteering.

The Scottish Widows Investment Partnership (SWIP) property team raised the highest individual amount for the Challenge and were rewarded with three bottles of Champagne for their efforts.

Maggie’s was chosen as this year’s nominated charity by the Buccleuch Property team. Maggie’s offers free emotional, practical and social support to people with cancer and their families and friends. Maggie’s is there for people at any stage of any type of cancer and no appointments are necessary. Maggie’s Edinburgh was the first Maggie’s Centre, opened in 1996, and is located at Western General Hospital.

David Peck, Managing Director at Buccleuch Property, said: “We have supported Maggie’s as part of a year-long fundraising campaign. The centres provide unrivalled support to anyone affected by cancer and are helping thousands of people each year.

“It is hard to imagine what it would be like without charities, such as Maggie’s and we hope our fundraising efforts will go some way to helping them continue to provide this essential support.”

Aoife McDonogh, Corporate Relationship Manager at Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres, said: “We rely on the support of organisations such as Buccleuch Property, in order for us to continue to support those affected by cancer. The Challenge raised an exceptional amount and we are extremely grateful to Buccleuch Property and all the teams who took part for their fundraising efforts.”

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Note to Editors:

About Buccleuch Property

Buccleuch Property is based in Edinburgh at 27 Silvermills Court, Henderson Place Lane, Edinburgh, EH3 5DG

Buccleuch Property represents the commercial property interest of Buccleuch Group and currently has assets of £350 million in both the UK and abroad

The core of Buccleuch Property’s business is within investment, development, international, land trading and residential

About the Buccleuch Property Challenge

The Buccleuch Property Challenge is an annual event. The 2012Challenge took place on Friday 7th September at Drumlanrig Castle in Dumfriesshire. The 2012 event was the sixth time the event has taken place. The event is suitable for all levels of fitness, with the course designed to test endurance, team-work and activity skills. The challenge comprises mountain biking and orienteering. www.buccleuchpropertychallenge.com

About Maggie’s

Maggie’s offers free emotional, practical and social support to people with cancer and their families and friends. Maggie’s is there for people at any stage of any type of cancer and no appointments are necessary.

Maggie’s Centres are in the grounds of specialist cancer hospitals and are designed by architects like Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, and Norman Foster. The first Maggie’s Centre opened in Edinburgh in 1996 and there are now 14 Centres offering our programme of support: Edinburgh, Glasgow Gatehouse, Glasgow Gartnavel, Dundee, Highlands, Fife, West London, Cheltenham, Nottingham, South West Wales, Cambridge, Oxford, Lanarkshire and Hong Kong. In 2011, Maggie’s Centres across the UK received over 100,000 visits.

Maggie’s Online Centre extends our support to reach people where ever they are in the world and whenever they need it: community.maggiescentres.org

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