Begg & Co was introduced to Maggie’s by broadcaster Kirsty Wark, who has been an Honorary Patron of Maggie’s since 2000. In 2016, Begg & Co designers worked closely with the Maggie’s team to design four unique scarves each inspired by different elements of Maggie’s architecture and garden design. With Begg & Co, and retailers Jane Davidson and Fenwick donating all profits from their sales, more than £32,000 was raised for Maggie’s.
This year sees a further three designs launched, inspired by Maggie’s stunning architecture:
Maggie’s Triangle: Inspired by the triangular shard shapes of the Maggie’s Centre in Kirkcaldy designed by the late Zaha Hadid. The varying dark blues evoke the stunning colour and shapes the building projects at night.
Maggie’s Crosshatch: Inspired by the original sketches for the Manchester Centre by Foster & Partners. The crosshatch design emulates the open woodwork of the roof construction.
Maggie’s Border: Inspired by the exceptional modern architecture at all Maggie’s Centres. The neutral base shade evokes the natural stone and concrete, while the flashes of colour add an optimistic feeling in the same way colour is employed in the actual buildings.
Ann Ryley Sales and Marketing Director at Begg & Co says:
We are again delighted to be involved with Maggie’s which is a very worthwhile charity in the support it gives to people with cancer and their families, and our employees in Ayr have benefited from advice from our local Maggie’s Centre in Glasgow. The Centres, which are beautiful buildings have also given inspiration to our designers in this project.
Maggie’s Chief Executive Laura Lee says:
We are delighted there are now three more beautiful, soft Maggie’s inspired scarves for sale and very grateful to Begg & Co for continuing to help Maggie’s support as many people with cancer, as well as their loved ones, as possible. Begg & Co and Maggie’s have many shared values and I am incredibly pleased we are continuing to work together.
They are available from Begg & Co’s online and available to purchase in Jane Davidson’s boutique designer store in Edinburgh priced around £250.
Maggie’s are incredibly grateful to all for donating 100% of their profits to Maggie’s.