Children’s cancer charity thanks supporters

A LOCAL charity organiser has thanked members of the public for taking part in the latest round of fundraising for J-A-C-K (Join Against Cancer in Kids) over the past month.

Sylvia Koren, who helps co-ordinate the group’s activities in the north-east, told the Times that she had been overwhelmed with the support given by the people of Ellon and surrounding districts to two recently organised events.

The group’s Mountain Bike Raffle at Hoodles, Oldmeldrum raised £201 for J-A-C-K, while sales at the event of butterfly pencils and magic reindeer food raised an additional £77.

A further coffee morning and raffle on November 5 at the Kirk Centre in Ellon raised £150 for the charity, bringing the total for the events to £428.

The money is planned to be spent on research into the childhood cancer neuroblastoma at the group’s dedicated research facility in University College Hospital, London.

In addition, the group undertook fundraising on Haloween with a bucket collection around the pubs and hotels of Ellon.

Syliva said: “Once again, we thank the people of Ellon and surrounding districts for their support.

“All monies collected go straight into the research program for Neuroblastoma Children’s Cancer, which helps all children within Scotland, England, Wales and Ireland.

She also congratulated the winner of the mountain bike raffle at Hoodles, saying: “I am pleased to tell people that the winning ticket was number 51 White (AB621010). This ticket was purchased by David Hay of Insch.

She added: “Congratulation David, and we hope you have many happy years together!”