£10,000 donation by Fife Health Board Endowment Fund to the Kirkcaldy Maggie's Centre
Published: Thursday 07 May 2020
The Fife Health Board Endowment fund has announced a donation of £10,000 to the Kirkcaldy Maggie’s Centre, located at the Victoria Hospital.
The donation was made in recognition of the charities support in offering the centre as a staff wellbeing hub to provide 24/7 support to staff working on the front line in the battle against Covid-19.
The donation was made possible thanks to a £500,000 donation from an anonymous benefactor to the Fife Health Board Endowment Fund.
Rt Hon Tricia Marwick, who is the chair of the Endowment Fund’s Board of Trustees in addition to her role as chair of Fife Health Board, said: “NHS Fife was last month notified of the incredible £500,000 donation that had been made to the Fife Health Board Endowment Fund to support the local response to coronavirus. The benefactor, who wishes to remain anonymous, asked the funds be used immediately in providing additional support for patients and NHS Fife healthcare staff working tirelessly to care for them.
“From the outset of this pandemic we have sought to support patients and staff in any way that we can. This donation has enabled us to expand this support much further at a time when it is needed most.
“The Staff Support Hub at Victoria Hospital was the first to open and by being able to use the wonderful space at the Kirkcaldy Maggie’s Centre we have been able to provide staff with a calm and welcoming space to take time out from work. The £10,000 donation to Maggie’s Kirkcaldy is in recognition to the support given to NHS Fife staff and we are delighted to support Maggie’s like they have supported NHS Fife.
“Staff are encouraged to use the hub as a quiet space with no need for interaction, however, a variety of easily accessible resources are also available for use, with colleagues on hand to provide psychological support. Thanks to the donation and Maggie’s we have been able to open the staff hub 7 days a week from 9am-5pm including public holidays and provide refreshments to staff.”
Head of the Maggie’s Centre in Kirkcaldy, Alison Allan, added: “We are delighted with the generous donation of £10K donation from NHS Fife in recognition of the support we have provided in the use of our building for our NHS colleagues, during this challenging time. The building has been well used by a wide variety of people within the NHS and we are so pleased to have played a small part in supporting them at this time.”