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"Politics is all about people. As a Central Scotland MSP it is both a pleasure and a privilege to meet and become involved with a hugely diverse number of people and organisations"

Margaret Mitchell
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Archive for September 2009

Helping to raise £8m for Macmillan Cancer Support

Sep. 30th 2009

Margaret recently took part in the Macmillan Cancer Support’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 25 September 2009 when she held a coffee morning at her constituency office in Hamilton. Margaret, a stalwart supporter of Macmillan Cancer Relief spoke about the work of the charity and said that, “in the UK today one in three people are affected by cancer and two million people have cancer or have experienced it. A considerable number of my constituents have personal experience of the problems a cancer diagnosis can bring to both patients and their family and I know that Macmillan has been there to support many of those in need.” That’s why I held a coffee morning in my constituency office and I would like to take this opportunity to thank everybody who dropped in for a cup of coffee and helped raise over £200 for the Macmillan Cancer Support.” Last year thousands of people across the UK took part in a coffee morning, raising £7.5m for Macmillan. This year the target is £8m and the charity hopes to raise even more money to help fund vital cancer services throughout Central Scotland.

Margaret enjoying a cup of coffee for a good cause with Cllr John Murray, Mrs Sheila Lee, Katie Maclean and Cllr Henry Mitchell

Margaret enjoying a cup of coffee for a good cause with Cllr John Murray, Mrs Sheila Lee, Katie Maclean and Cllr Henry Mitchell

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Fruit for Thought – The Commonwealth Orchard

Sep. 28th 2009

In keeping with her interest in healthy eating, Margaret is an ardent supporter of the Commonwealth Orchard.  Inspired by the 2014 Commonwealth Games, which are coming to Scotland the idea is a simple one – give people a spade and get them to plant a fruit tree.  The vision of the Orchard is that children and families

Helping to grow a fruitful Scotland

Helping to grow a fruitful Scotland

across Scotland will grow up seeing the fruit trees which they planted, blossoming and bearing fruit near to where they live.  The Commonwealth Orchard delivers considerable community benefit at low cost and is a flexible way of linking up many existing groups.  Commonwealth Orchard works with a range of health, homeless, environmental and children’s charities and NGO’s. Planting fruit trees and picking and using the fruit is a great way to bring people together and build self esteem and respect – and of course it tastes good too!  More information about getting started can be found at www.commonwealthorchard.com

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