Maggie McGeary launches new book ahead of Marie Curie concert

Team effort...Maggie with some contributors to The Journey book
Team effort...Maggie with some contributors to The Journey book

IT’S been a busy week for Maggie McGeary with a book launch and fundraising concert, taking place in the space of seven days.

Maggie, who lives in Carstairs, was joined by several contributors to new book, The Journey, which will raise cash for Marie Curie Cancer Care at the Corra Linn Art Studios in New Lanark.

The book has 27 contributors, with stories ranging from fictional to deeply personal.

The idea began when Maggie decided to raise funds for the charity following the great care they provided for dad Michael before he died of cancer at the age of 62.
Maggie’s Marie Curie concert takes place in Lanark Memorial Hall this Saturday and features Des McLean’s concert choir, solos from the talented Lewis Allan and Justine Riccomini, Shotts St Patricks Brass Band and well-kent Biggar folkies Haggerdash.

The Marie Curie fundraising concert takes place on Saturday, November 15, at 7.30pm.

Tickets, priced £10, are available by contacting the Box Office on 01555 667999.

For more on this story pick up a copy of this week’s Carluke and Lanark Gazette which is in the shops now.