Margo’s thank-you to cancer charity

Margo Woonton who will be having her head shaved for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Margo Woonton who will be having her head shaved for Macmillan Cancer Support.

A PITMEDDEN woman who is in remission from cancer is planning a big thank-you to those who cared for her.

Margo Woonton, 71, is raising cash for Macmillan Cancer Support by having her head shaved next month.

Margo suffered breast cancer four-and-a-half years ago and underwent chemotherapy and radiotherapy and is now in remission.

She was so grateful to all those who were involved in her care that she decided to come up with a novel fundraising way of expressing her thanks.

So on Saturday, June 15, she will visit her local hairdresser Bev King to have her head shaved.

Margo told the Times: “I had breast cancer four-and-a-half years ago and all the nurses were tremendous both in Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and Macmillan Cancer Support.

“I got my operation, go t all the chemo and radiotherapy

and I’m in remission now.

“So I’d like to give something back and decided to get my head shaved”

Margo is not fazed by losing her hair.

She said: “It fell out before so it’s not going to make any difference..

“I’m trying to raise as much as I can through collections and sponsorship.

“I’m not fit to walk round the village so I’ll just have to try everyone that I can.

“I obviosuly can’t do the sponsorship. I can’t do walking or running events so this is the next best thing for me.

“My family and friends are going to help but I’m hoping that people in the village will rally round. It does not matter if it is £200 or £300 every little helps.”

Her fiend Vi Murray said: “Margo would just likem to show her gratitute for all the support she got during the time of her treatment.”

Anyone who wants to lend their support can contact Margo on 01651 843750, or Vi on 01651 842693.

Macmillan’s ambition is to reach and improve the lives of everyone living with cancer and inspire millions of others to do the same.