Garden party raises hundreds

Supporters of the garden party helped raise �700 for charity.
Supporters of the garden party helped raise �700 for charity.

A woman whose mother died of cancer helped organise a coffee morning which raised hundreds of pounds for a related charity.

Gail Stewart lost her mum to myeloma, a type of cancer arising from plasma cells which are found in the bone marrow.

She enlisted the help of friends Sarah Tennant, Susan Littlejohn and Anna Robertson to raise money for Myeloma UK.

A garden party was held at Sarah’s house in St Nicholas Crescent, Banchory, on Saturday, June 23, and raised £700 towards the cause.

There were light refreshments, homebakes, a raffle and donations on the gate.

Despite the poor weather conditions, Gail said a good time was had by all.

Gail and her friends thanked all the local shops and many individuals who contributed in many ways.

“The generosity of the community was overwhelming,” said Gail.

Myeloma Awareness Week runs from June 21 to 28. Registered as a charity in 1997, Myeloma UK is the only organisation in the UK dealing exclusively with myeloma.

Its broad and innovative range of services cover every aspect of myeloma, from information and support to improving standards of treatment and care through research, education, campaigning and raising awareness.

Anyone requiring more information can contact the myeloma infoline on 0800 980 3332 or visit: