Calendar of Events

Glitteratea is back!!! This year we will be holding an extra special 20th Birthday Tea on Sunday 20th November at the Sheraton Edinburgh. Fashion from Jane Davidson featuring models who are Maggie's Centre users and Oncology nurses.

Special guests direct from Paris - Make-up artist to the stars Damian Garozzo & Legendary Fashion Director Patrick Cabasset.

Thanks to Sarah Murray owner Jane Davidson, Cheynes, Chamomile Sanctuary, The Sheraton Hotel, Anta, Fusion Jewellery, Buddy Blooming, Keihls, XChange Handbags, Zen, Karen Laing & Tonya Macari.

I am extremely grateful that so many people are giving their time (and money) to support Maggie's. Donations can be made by clicking on the following link 

We are delighted to have launched the plans for the extension at the Edinburgh Centre, please take a look at to see how you can get involved.

Every penny raised goes directly to Maggie's in Edinburgh. 


Past Events

23 September 2017
An Audience with Roland Mouret

Internationally renowned fashion designer Roland Mouret joined us for an afternoon of glamour at the beautiful Carlowrie Castle. We were also joined by Fashion commentator and ex L'Offiel Editor Patrick Cabasset and makeup artists to the starts Damian Garozzo. Thank you to the 80 ladies who joined us and helped raise over £72000.

20 November 2016

At the Sheraton Hotel Edinburgh an Afternoon Tea with a difference. Tables of 10 £400.00

9 December 2015
An evening of Glitter & Sparkle

Celebrating everything about Maggie's, 6 - 9pm at the Edinburgh Centre - wear something which sparkles!

24 January 2015
The One and Only "Burns Ball"

The first ever Maggie's Burn's Ball brought to you by Lisa's Challenge - to raise funds and the roof on our extension fund - this will be our big push before the builders break ground in April. Speakers include Kirsty Wark. Not to be missed - tables being reserved now - contact

24 January 2015
Burns Supper Ball

At the Sheraton Grand Hotel - a Burns Supper with a difference and a host of fabulous speakers and dancing! Tables cost £1000 for ten guests. 

5 October 2014

Fashion show from Jane Davidson, Hair by Cheynes and beauty by Chamomile Sanctuary. Exclusive "one day only" pop-up shops - cocktails and sumptuios afternoon tea - what's not to love! This fabuloius event raised £21422 and was attended by 370 ladies - an amazing day by all and massive thanks to guests and supporters

3 May 2014
Monster Bike & Hike

Huhe well done to Peter, Bruce, George, Gavin, David and Emma for completing Monster Gold in 20 hours and raising almost £3800. A great achievement all round fort a first class team.

Amount Raised: £3766.43

2 May 2014
DunmoreScotland POP UP Shop

Thanks to Dianne Ness and her fabulous Brand DunmoreScotland for their contribution from sales at a recent pop-up shop. Do check out the gorgeous bags and scarves in the DunmoreScotland range - you'll be tempted!

Amount Raised: £195.00

6 April 2014
001 Matt Roberston Easter Egg sale

Matt Roberston who is in P5 at Stew Mel came up with the superb idea of selling fresh farm eggs to his neighbours for Easter - much healthier than chocolate! He raised an amazing £100. Well done Matt and huge thanks.

Amount Raised: £100.00

16 November 2013
Studio EH1 Platethon

Join the fabulous team at Studion EH1, the Power Plate Professionals, for a Platethon challenge. 9-9 on Saturday 16th. A great way to try our the Plates and meet others - just £10 donation and 30 mins of your time. Call 08000835022 to book your slot and you may even become hooked.

6 October 2013
maggiessheratonglittertealunch1466OCT2013jk Glitteratea at the Sheraton Grand Hotel Edinburgh

Our Afternoon Tea with a difference - Glitteratea and what a day it was. 350 Ladie sjoined us at the Sheraon for an amazing Fashion show and exclusive shopping event - supplemented of course by fizz and an indulgent afternoon tea. Supported by Jane Davidson, Cheynes, Turcan Connell, Hamilton & Inches, Dunmore Scotland, Arran Aromatics, Fussion, Rose Yound Millinery, Brass Tracks, Beautique and Waitrose. An icreadible £16700 was raised on the afternoon and lots of fun had in the process. Massive thanks to all who came along and supported.

2 September 2013
London to Edinburgh Cycle by LBG Colleagues

Before Christmas, a group of us decided that we wanted to set ourselves a small challenge to raise money for Maggie's, a great charity that has supported one of our colleagues through her battle with Myeloma.

Members of the team have already swum the length of the channel, run half marathons and more, so this time, we're going to complete the triathlon set and are now in training to ride over 450 miles from the Olympic Park to Maggie's Centre in Edinburgh in four and half days, which works out at an average of about 90 miles a day.

David Thomas, the Maggie’s Riders team captain, said: "We're so excited to be taking on our London to Edinburgh cycling challenge in support of 'Lisa's Challenge for Maggie’s'.

“We're all non-cyclists, so the 450 mile trip over 4.5 days will be a real test, but we're determined to succeed and hope to raise well over £10k for Maggie’s Centres. 

Amount Raised: £10000

21 June 2013
Jo's Coffee Morning 2013

Yet again the gorgeous Jo Spence pulled out all the stops to entertain the girls on a Friday lunchtime. The fizz was flowing, the scones were baked to perfection and the cakes were delicious. To top things off Jo also had Butler's in the Buff to serve and bring a smile to everyone's face!!!

Thanks Jo on your continued support and a terrific amount raised.

Amount Raised: £783.00

20 June 2013
Annual Golf Day at the Royal Burgess

David McLean very kindly picked up the mantle to host and organise our second golf day at the Royal Burgess Club. This year the sun shone and our golfers were treated to a wonderful afternoon and evening. Huge thanks to everyone who particpated this year and to David, a tremendous amount raised.

Amount Raised: £7000.00

15 June 2013
Jessica Smith's Football Event at Stew Mel.

Jessica is in Primary 6 and organised a charity footlabll tournament for her friends at school. She is a star player herself and did a fantastic job pulling everyone together and getting the support from school and the sports club. A marvellous amount raised by a superb young lady.

Amount Raised: £326.53

27 April 2013
James King takes to the water!

The wonderful Mr King took to the water in an epic bid to swim 2.5km to raise money for Maggie's - he not only emerged victorious but raised a massive £1000 for our challenge for Maggie's in the process. 

Massive thanks James

Amount Raised: £1000

14 December 2012
BoS Sponsorship Team Christmas Sale

Thanks again to Sarah and all my old team for pulling together another great fundraiser raising over £600. 

8 December 2012
The first ever Austerity Ball!!!

This fantastic night was attended by 500 guests at the Sheraton Grand Hotel Edinburgh and generated £118,000. The wonderful Fred MacAulay hosted the evening for us and guests were entertained by the Tenors Incognito and danced the night away. 

Amount Raised: £118000

6 December 2012
Blackhall Primary School Carols at the Sheraton

Thanks to Arran Finlay (Headteacher), the pupils, staff and parents of Blackhall Primary School who braved the freezing cold to entertain guests and passers by at the Sheraton Grand Hotel. They raised an amazing £694.

9 September 2012
al2 Alice and Mhari's great adventure - Glasgow to Edinburgh Cycle

Ellie's lovely friends Alice and Mhairi are cycling 51 miles on a rather unique looking tandem cycle. What a tremendous challenge, please do support the girls.

7 July 2012
Cheviot Challenge

My lovely step son Andrew and some of his colleagues from Northumbria Police Force and undertook this run in brutal weather to raise funds and awareness for our Maggie's campaign.

Amount Raised: £579

21 June 2012
Golf day hosted by Sam Linton & Iain McCall

The fantatsic duo Sam Linton and Iain McCall hosted the Lisa's Challenge for Maggie's Edinburgh, first ever Golf Day. This was held at the Royal Burgess Golf Club on the 21st June in the pouring rain. Despite the weather, 80 golfers enjoyed a fun day (or so they said :-)) They certainly did us proud with the fundraising as a massive £16050 was raised. Thanks to Sam, Iain and the team for pulling this amazing event together and to everyone who attended and contributed.


Amount Raised: £16050.46

31 May 2012
Lloyds 2012 Team Channel Swim

Some of my fabulous colleagues decided to take to the water on Thursday 31st May and swim the distance of the channel between them raising an incredible £1731.24. Thank you Stuart, Jess, Alice and Alex.

Amount Raised: £1731.24

27 May 2012
Julia & Adam Run the Hairy Haggis Relay

My gorgeous girlfriend Julia and her fantastic son Adam took part in this run at the Edinburgh Marathon Festival. They ran for 2 charities Prostate Scotland and Maggie's and raised £860.00 for our challenge - huge thanks.

Amount Raised: £860.00

26 May 2012
Edinburgh Run Stew Mel Lions May 2012 Stew Mel Lions running the in the Edinburgh Marathon Festival

Around 30 of the Stew Mel Lions boys ran in the Junior Event at the Edinburgh Marathon Festival. They looked amazing in  their Stew Mels kit and all crossed the finish line of what was a very warm day. Massive thanks to the boys and everyone who supported them in raising £3462.00

Amount Raised: £3462.00

24 May 2012
Lloyds Has Got Talent Charity Concert

The amazing Bernie Hollywood and Andrew Fawkes, two of my collegues from LBG, organised this wonderful concert at the Colstan Hall Bristol. It was fantatsic to see so many collegues signing up to appear and also attend - all in aid of Lisa's Challenge for Maggie's. 

A truly amazing night was enjoyed by more than 200 colleagues and a massive thank you to everyone who took part or went along and helped raise £2906.51.

Amount Raised: £2906.51

20 May 2012
DSC6924 Hazel Anderson & Olwen Stewart running the Copenhagen Marathon

My gorgeous girlfriends Hazel and Olwen ran their first marathon for our Challenge, travelling to Copenhagen to do so. The girls completed the run in 4hrs 33mins and along with their "tour team" Julia and Lisa really took Copenhagen b y storm! Their amazing efforts reaised £2550.00

Amount Raised: £2550.00

5 May 2012
5 teams in Maggie's Monster Bike & Hike challenge


6 amazing teams took part in this annual Maggie's event on behalf of our Challenge for Maggie's. Incredible efforts at Bronze, Silver and Gold raising a massive £14553.00.

LisasMonsterMunchers - John Gumley, Keith Campbell, Greg Lamb, David McLean. Ford Swanson, Grant Walker

Team G-Force - David Gannon, Emma Gannon, Stephen Gannon, Dniel Gannon, Tristan Osborne

Magsie's Biking Buddies - Margaret Linton, Shona Dunn, Rona Simpson, Sheena Cowan

Team Blas Ltd - Mary Campbell, Marie- Jo Campbell, Anna Hamilton

Pete's Peddlars - Dugald Middleton, Bruce Collie, David Ball, Peter Stephenson

Also, their amazibg support teams who make it all possible....

See the website for full details and photos. I'm lost for words and in awe of their determination and strength....

Amount Raised: £17575.00

5 May 2012
SMC Community Choir

Singing at Greyfriars Kirk - hige thanks to all and to Julia for organising the colletion which raised £350.00

Amount Raised: £350.00

28 April 2012
Indulge Afternoon Tea


Massive thanks to everyone who came along to our Afternoon Tea and for all our supporters. We raised an incredible £8268.00.

 Also to the Sheraton for their support and first class service, Karen at Worn Once, Sarah at Bravado, Vicky at Take Control, Hazel at Arbonne, Lesley at Aran Aromatics, Sandra at Fussione and our gorgeous models.


Amount Raised: £8268.00

22 April 2012
IMG0337 Lynn Marshall running the London Marathon

My fabulous and glamorous friend Lynn ran the London Marathon, completing it in 4 hours 45mins - what a girl!

Amount Raised: £1263.70

19 April 2012
Book Swap Evening

Carolyn Wilson very kindly hosted this evening - wine, nibbles and the opportunity to swap books... Perfect!

Amount Raised: £370.00

4 March 2012
Kel Auds Paris 1 Kelly Marcus running the Paris Half Marathon

Well done Kelly on a fantatsic acheivement and massive thanks.

To sponsor Kelly visit:

Amount Raised: £1351.40

4 March 2012
Milton Keynes Team 2 Milton Keynes Half Marathon

A number of my wonderful colleagues in the LBG London 2012 Team are running in this event for our challenge. The team includes Jess Hill, Alice Lang, Paul Churchill, Richard Mason, Caroline Rowan, Tanya Veingard and Gordon Lott - huge huge thanks guys to you and all your sponsors.

To sponsor visit

Amount Raised: £4000.00

27 February 2012
LTSBS boys post slimathon Stupendous six slimathon

Some of my fabulous colleagues from Lloyds TSB Scotland have been undertaking a sponsored slim. Their challenge was to loose 8 stones between them over 8 weeks. The progress has been phenominal, with the final weigh up at the end of February.

Amount Raised: £3171.00

17 February 2012
DSC2 Coffee and Cakes at Jo's

Huge thanks to the marvellous Jo Spence for hosting a fantatsic coffee morning to start the fundraising off for Hazel and Olwen's Marathon in May. It was great to see so many friends and what a great array of yummy cakes! A whopping £608.50 was raised - huge thanks to Jo, Hazel, Olwen and evryone who came along.

Amount Raised: £608.50

11 February 2012
Stew Mel's v Watson's FP Rugby game

Thank you to Dave Allan and the team at Stew Mel's FP who allowed us collect at their recent game.

Amount Raised: £253.62

25 January 2012
BoS Sponsorship Team Cake Sale

The fantatsic team at Bank of Scotland, put their homebaking skills to the test and held a cake sale - this not pnly produced some fantatsic yummy treats but also a fabulous £380.00.

Amount Raised: £380.00

7 January 2012
Maggies walk 5745 2 Family walk/ run hosted by the Gumleys.

The first event of 2012. Hosted by the Gumley family at their home at Addiston Mains. A family walk/run around the grounds and a  great way to kick of the New Year with some exercise and the chance to catch up with friends along the way.

Amount Raised: £846.00 plus donations through Just Giving.

16 December 2011
Marie's Christmas Coffee Mornings

The wonderful Marie McPherson hosted two coffee mornings to get everyone into the Christmas spirit. Donations at these raised £330. A big thank you to Marie and everyone who went along.

Amount Raised: £550.00

15 December 2011
Maggies 4992 "Glitter and Sparkle" Party

15th December saw Maggie's Edinburgh bursting at the seams with women at our"Glitter and Sparkle" party hosted by the fabulous Sean Lineen and Ali Paton. It was terrific to see so many friends and we are hugely grateful for the support received. The event raised in excess of £19000 which is a phenomenal start to the campaign.

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Amount Raised: £19,000

Raised So Far:


Target: £50,000

How You Can Make a Difference

HELP US MAKE MAGGIE'S EDINBURGH BIGGER - with over 90 visitors a day the current building is bursting at the seams - the money you've helped us to raise has provided funding for more counsellors, more courses, more facilities and to also to draw up plans for the future. The Edinburgh Centre will be extending this year, we had hoped to break ground now but some changes to the plans have delayed the start but we are hoping that the work will start very soon. 

PLEASE - if you'd like to contribute take a look at Lisa's Buy a Brick for Maggies. We'd love you to get involved, sponsor, undertake your own challenge or donate through our JustGiving page.

When you are living with cancer, every day brings challenges and I am particularly mindful of those facing a cancer diagnosis, treatment or the uncertainty that living with cancer brings. Our aim is to now to fund the much needed extension and help Andy Anderson and his marvellous team reach out to those who have not experienced the terrific "lifeline" Maggie's provides and continue helping those on this tough journey. 

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