A CHARITY support centre which helps those affected by cancer in north-east Scotland has received a four-figure donation from Aberdeen Standard Investments' charitable foundation.

The Maggie’s Centre on the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary campus has received a £2400 contribution to its Pay for a Day scheme from Aberdeen Charitable Foundation, providing funding for its operation, and helping around 60 people each day who are affected by cancer.

Alongside the financial investment, staff from Aberdeen Standard Investments’ Aberdeen office have been invited to donate their time and volunteer with the centre.

Opened in 2014, Maggie’s Centre operates a drop-in service which is open to anyone affected by cancer – whether patients, carers, friends or family members – along with services such as support in filling out benefits applications.

Susan Sutherland, centre head at Maggie’s Aberdeen, said: “It costs £2400 to run a Maggie’s Centre for a day, and we are only able to offer our support free of charge thanks to the generosity of organisations like the Aberdeen Charitable Foundation.”