Women face the heat for charity

Back row (L-R): Linda Cumming, Sarah Curley and Sarah-Jane Milne'Front row (L-R): Moyra Longstaff and Karen Curtis

Back row (L-R): Linda Cumming, Sarah Curley and Sarah-Jane Milne'Front row (L-R): Moyra Longstaff and Karen Curtis

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Five courageous Donside women faced the heat, literally, to raise money for cancer charity, Friends of ANCHOR.

Sadly, cancer has been incredibly close to home for the group with three friends passing away at the beginning of the year.

Since then two other ladies in their home village of Dunecht have been diagnosed with the disease.

The women were driven to fundraise for Friends of ANCHOR which directly supports all those who are treated at the main cancer care facility in the region, the ANCHOR Unit at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

Moyra Longstaff, Karen Curtis, Linda Cumming, Sarah Curley and Stacey Sullivan bravely embarked on a Firewalk last month which raised £1195.

The challenge, hosted by Haddo House, saw the group walk bare-footed across burning coals which are hot enough to melt metal.

Moyra Longstaff said: “After seeing so many people close to us affected by cancer we’re glad we could play our part in helping the charity’s crucial support of local cancer patients.”

Friends of ANCHOR was set up fifteen years ago to help support the ANCHOR Unit and local cancer research projects undertaken by lead clinicians in Aberdeen.

Friends of ANCHOR PR and fundraising manager, Sarah-Jane Milne, said; “We are incredibly grateful to the girls and all those who supported them in their courageous fundraising endeavour. Their generous support will make a real difference.”