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In the week after planning permission was approved for the first of its kind, cancer support centre in Ayrshire, Monarch Financial Services, have snapped up the opportunity of becoming a Founder, by pledging to raise funds to support the building works.


The charity has just released several exciting and meaningful opportunities for both individuals and local businesses to become Founders to help raise funds to undertake the extensive building and renovation work required.  Founders pledge to raise or donate funds for a specific space within the new centre, with the knowledge that their chosen space will support thousands of people for years to come.  Pledges in the region of £2,000 to £25,000 are being sought to build therapy rooms, children’s quiet rooms, counselling rooms, support group rooms, library spaces and even car parking spaces.  The Founder chooses a space that is important to them, then over the course of a year, pledges to raise the relevant funds.  Once the funds are raised, the founder’s names can, if they chose, be inscribed on a plaque within the centre to stay forever.


Monarch Financial Services have pledged to become a Founding Sponsor of the Cancer Nurse Room and will undertake a range of fundraising activities to hit their target within a year.


Iain Greer, Managing Director of Monarch Financial Services said, ‘We are delighted to help support the work of Ayrshire Cancer Support, it is something that is close to our hearts and it’s amazing how quickly life can turn upside down following a cancer diagnosis. It affects so many families in our community so it feels good to be able to support such a worthwhile cause and give something back.’


Ayrshire Cancer Support’s new centre will be the first in Ayrshire to provide free cancer support services to all children and young people as well as adults affected by cancer. The building and renovation works will see the transformation of the previous St Andrew’s Hotel in Prestwick Road, Ayr, to a bespoke centre, with facilities to provide a range of services including mental health support, therapies, cancer information and advice and drop-in facilities for people of all ages diagnosed with or impacted by cancer.


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