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Fife Today

1720 days ago   Article ID# 1515351
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Maggie’s Centre

FIFE , U K (Fife Today) - A Windygates cancer survivor has helped raise funds for the team of people who helped her through her treatment.

Elaine Kirk (45), along with a team of other people who have either survived the illness or are still going through treatment, created a calendar to raise funds for the Maggie’s Centre.

The group, who were all diagnosed with breast cancer, named themselves the ‘Brest Friends’ and raised £7306 for the centre through the calendar, which features themselves as models.

Elaine said: “It has been great getting out around Fife to sell these calendars. Everyone we have met has been so supportive.

“The money raised means we can give something back to Maggie’s, which not only facilitates our group but has offered us all support, information and advice in many capacities.”

Elaine was diagnosed in 2009 but has since recovered, although she felt she needed more clarity about the future when she finished her treatment.

She is currently taking part in a course called ‘Where Now?’, for people who have finished cancer treatment which is hosted at Maggie’s.

“I had spent so much time at the hospital that, when it all stopped, I didn’t know what to do with myself,” she added.

“This course has given me the clarity and direction I needed. I have also met other people with different cancer diagnoses too.

“I will continue coming to the Brest Friends group. It’s fun, we have a laugh, talk about serious issues that affect us, and it’s a great source of comfort to know you are not alone.”

Tu Edwards, community fund-raiser at Maggie’s, thanked the group for its fund-raising efforts.

Elaine also extended her thanks to the rest of the group and everybody who made the calendar possible.

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Updated 1720 days ago   Article ID# 1515351

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