Put your bid in for a dinner date with Rod Stewart

Music legend Sir Rod Stewart is inviting one lucky fan to dinner – but only if they first donate to cancer support charity Maggie’s.

Tuesday, 17th November 2020, 4:45 pm
Some guys have all the luck...Rod has had an incredible career but also knows what it’s like to get a cancer diagnosis and is more than happy to support Maggie's as a result.

The once in a lifetime opportunity has been donated as part of Maggie’s Lanarkshire’s Noel Online Auction to raise vital funds for the centre in the grounds of Monklands Hospital, Airdrie.

The generous donor and a friend will join Rod for an intimate dinner at The Ritz in London with his wife, Penny Lancaster.

Sir Rod, who was been treated for prostate cancer, said: “Maggie’s is an incredible charity which provides crucial practical, emotional and psychological support to people living with cancer across Great Britain – help which I know is needed now more than ever.

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“Penny and I are delighted to be able to support the centre in Lanarkshire and we are really looking forward to meeting whoever the generous bidders are and having a great evening with them.”

Maggie’s relies almost entirely on voluntary donations to be able to offer high quality, professional support at its 23 centres, built in the grounds of NHS hospitals.

The centres are open to see people by appointment and limited drop-ins, for those who are visiting hospitals. This support runs alongside its ongoing phone, email and digital support.

Laura Lee, Maggie’s chief executive, said: “We are absolutely blown away by Sir Rod Stewart’s generous support and I can’t thank him enough.

“Everyone is incredibly excited that he is supporting Maggie’s to help people with cancer in what has been the toughest year imaginable.

“I am sure there will be a lot of interest in this once in a lifetime opportunity to have dinner with Sir Rod Stewart and his wife Penny.

“The vital funds raised will go towards ensuring those living with cancer in Lanarkshire have the support they need at a time when they need it more than ever.”

Since Maggie’s opened its first centre in Edinburgh in 1996, the charity has developed a programme of support to help people with cancer and their loved ones take control.

To be in with a chance, visit maggieslanarkshire.aucsys.com/auction. The auction closes on November 30.