The Scottish Police Federation are delighted to be supporting Maggies Penguin Parade.
The Maggie’s Centre, Wild in Art, sponsors, artists, schools and the community will come together to welcome 80 giant, individually designed penguin sculptures to the region during summer 2018. There will be a trail live on 29th June and will be live until 7 September culminating in a grand farewell event in Slessor Gardens on 22 and 23 September before a spectacular auction on 24 September 2018.
Maggie’s Centres provide free practical, social and emotional support for people with cancer and their families and friends offering a programme of support that has been shown to strengthen physical and emotional wellbeing. Built in the grounds of Ninewells Hospital the centre, designed by Frank Gehry, is warm, welcoming, and full of light and open space. It’s a place to find practical advice about benefits and eating well; a place where qualified experts provide emotional support; a place to meet other people or simply sit with a cup of tea.
The Maggies Centre costs £540,000 per year to run and the aim for the parade is to raise enough money to open the doors for a year.
SPF have been paired with Minecraft artists, 4J Studios and our sponsored penguin is based upon the Enderman character from the popular game. This also allows us a platform to promote digital safety and highlight the increasing amount of policing that we do online.
Visit our penguin in Dundee for additional content, giveaways and to maybe even an anonymous selfie.