Mags runs a charity called Bosom Buds of Scotland, they give help to cancer patients & their families. She has raised almost £200k through voluntary cancer charity work and continues to work extremely hard, supporting patients. She has made a significant difference to the lives of many patients and their families and has been a true inspiration offering continued support to breast cancer fighters in West Lothian.
The electric atmosphere of the first day continued into Day 2 as the Queen’s Baton journeyed through West Lothian. Arriving into the historic county via Broxburn, the Queen’s Baton travelled through many of its towns, including East Whitburn, Bathgate and Linlithgow before culminating in the local authority’s largest town; Livingston for its evening celebrations.
It was certainly a day to remember as the relay team covered 81 miles from their start point on the banks of the Firth of Forth, South Queensferry, to Livingston’s Howden Park. The day was packed with diverse baton bearers who perfectly embodied the Commonwealth Games spirit. The relay featured a septuagenarian skateboarder, a skunk spectator and the first baton selfie by volunteer Stuart Hatton.
Kicking the day’s proceedings off was Scots comedian Rhona Cameron in South Queensferry it was then taken towards Bathgate and visited Armadale’s Sports and Community Centre. A celebration was also taking place at Linlithgow Palace, which was hosting fun family activities throughout the day.
One of day’s many baton carriers was the volunteer Magaret Fenwick, who through charity Bosom Buds for Scotland has raised a staggering £200k in the battle against breast cancer.
The West Lothian locals also sent up a huge cheer for multi-talented Maya Kamat who was one of the most nominated people for the whole relay. Maya volunteers at the Donaldson School for children with learning difficulties and somehow also finds time to squeeze in fencing, snow sports and charity work between studying.
Another hit with spectators was Hazel McLinden, who uses the bulk of her free time to raise awareness and funds for charity Brighter Days; a support group for families living with ADHD. She regularly volunteers at schools and the wider West Lothian community to offer support and advice.
As the day drew towards its conclusion crowds in Livingston were thrilled by 71-year old skateboarder Kenny Omond who displayed some of his skills at the Livingston skate park which he also founded 40 years ago.