Pitmedden woman’s boost for cancer support group

Macmillan's Aberdeen and Grampian fundraising manager Jennifer Mitchell, Margo and friend Vi Murray
Macmillan's Aberdeen and Grampian fundraising manager Jennifer Mitchell, Margo and friend Vi Murray

A Pitmedden woman in remission from cancer has raised more than £1000 for a support charity.

Margo Woonton gathered £1115 for Macmillan Cancer Support by having her head shaved and she handed over a cheque to the organisation on Thursday.

Margo suffered breast cancer more than four-and-a-half years ago and underwent chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

She was so grateful to all those who were involved in her care that she decided to come up with her own way of expressing her gratitude.

The 70-year-old visited her local hairdresser to have her head shaved.

Margo told the Times: “It was a great effort and I can’t thank family, friends and people in the village enough for their support.

“I never thought I would raise anything like £1115 and I was beginning to panic a bit, but I’m fair ecstatic now.”

The sum included contributions from friends as far away as Embo in Sutherland.

Her friend Vi Murray, who supported her, added: “I knew she would do it. I had every faith in her.”

Margo presented the cheque to Macmillan’s Aberdeen and Grampian fundraising manager Jennifer Mitchell.

She said: “It’s absolutely fantastic what Margo has done to raise awareness. The more support we have got helps us to be there to make sure that no one faces cancer alone. She is a great inspiration to others.”