Retired police officer pulls out all the stops

Wednesday 28 August

Retired police officer pulls out all the stops

We're always so amazed at the level of support we get from people in our community who want to get involved and help us raise funds for our centre.

We recently had the pleasure of meeting and getting to know a remarkable man called Cammy Shanks. Cammy and his wife Claire wanted to organise a fundraising disco night to raise funds for Maggie’s Forth Valley after Cammy had been diagnosed with terminal stomach cancer. 

Cammy said:

I had turned to Maggie’s for the help and support that I need, and I have to say, words do not describe how much their support helps to both me and my family.

Their event took place in early June in the Beancross and over 280 of Cammy’s family and friends attended and raised over £11,000 - an incredible figure!

As a retired police officer and dog handler who has given over 30 years’ service to the public, he's held in particularly high regard by fellow officers.  This was made clear when nine of his police officer colleagues took on the Three Peak Challenge in August on their bikes and raised over £4,500.

The Police Scotland College at Tulliallan also came to Cammy’s support and have nominated Maggie’s Forth Valley as their charity partner for 2019 – with the summer intake of officers doing their bit to raise money for our centre in support of their old Sergeant Cammy.

Support like this is so humbling to us here at Maggie’s Forth Valley.  And it’s wonderful that one man can leverage so much additional support and raise so much awareness for our centre. To find out how you can help us raise vital funds, contact the fundraising team.