Maggie’s hunt for chocolate eggs

Egg-straordinary...Maggie's appeal
Egg-straordinary...Maggie's appeal

Maggie’s Lanarkshire, the charity which provides free practical, emotional and social support for people with cancer and their family and friends, is on the hunt for 4000 creme eggs, and your help is needed!

The egg-straordinary request for help is part of an annual fundraising event organised by the Maggie’s Lanarkshire knitting group.

The group has knitted an amazing 4000 Easter chicks to sell to family and friends, and through their church and at the Centre, with all funds raised to be donated to Maggie’s.

Each chick will be sold with a creme egg inside it, making them a real Easter treat and Maggie’s Lanarkshire needs you to donate chocolate eggs to help make the plan a success!

The knitting group get together to raise funds for Maggie’s every year. The annual event is organised by Norma Loudon from Wishaw, who also runs a weekly information stall at Wishaw General Hospital.

Ruth Zokas, Fundraising Organiser at Maggie’s Lanarkshire, said: “The knitting group has made a wonderful job of creating 4000 adorable, woolly chicks for Easter.

“Now we need your help to make the chicks even sweeter and to make the group’s fundraising event an eggstraordinary, choctastic success! So, if you are able to donate a creme egg or two, please drop them into the Centre.”

Built in the grounds of Monklands Hospital, Maggie’s Lanarkshire at the Elizabeth Montgomery Building is a warm and welcoming place, with qualified professionals on hand to offer an evidence-based core programme of support that has been shown to improve physical and emotional wellbeing.

Maggie’s Lanarkshire relies on voluntary donations to support and grow its network of Centres and to develop its unique, high quality programme of support.

The charity’s aim is to make the biggest difference possible to people living with cancer and their family and friends.

To find out more about Maggie’s Lanarkshire and to see how the Centre supports people with cancer across Lanarkshire please visit the Centre at Monklands Hospital or get in touch on 01236 771199 or at

To find out more Maggie’s Lanarkshire’s creme egg hunt, please get in touch with Ruth Zokas on 01236 771191 or email