A Kemnay teenager has organised a fundraising evening to raise cash for a local cancer charity after her father was diagnosed with bowel cancer at the age of only 46 in 2014.
Rebecca Fleurs,(19), has organised the family-oriented event in aid of Maggie’s Cancer Charity at Kemnay Bowling Club on Saturday, March 28.
The event will comprise a traditional family quiz for teams of up to five, an auction which includes a signed Scotland Rugby Union shirt, several signed framed images from famous personalities and tickets for a Holiday Inn meal and tribute night.
Many raffle prizes are also available to be won and the evening will end with music from a local DJ. More information is available on the fun packed night at www.charitynight.weebly.com.
Maggie’s, a registered charity, is based within the grounds of Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and provides a warm and welcoming environment, with qualified professionals on hand to offer an evidence-based core programme of support that has been shown to improve physical and emotional wellbeing.
The charity provides free practical, social and emotional support to anyone affected by cancer as well as their family and friends and relies on voluntary donations to continue its work.
Rebecca said: “After my Dad was diagnosed with cancer last year my family has frequently used the services of Maggie’s. Not only do they provide workshops and advice, all of which is free, but also provide a welcoming and relaxing environment in a specially designed building in the grounds of the ARI.
“But I think the greatest thing Maggie’s always provides is a friendly face and chat over a cup of coffee during what can be very difficult times.
“I am so grateful that Maggie’s has been there to help my family and I wanted to give them something back so I’m hoping to raise as much funds as possible for them so that they can carry on helping people with cancer.”
Susan Sutherland, centre head at Maggie’s Aberdeen said: “We’re absolutely delighted to be supporting Rebecca with her fundraising night.
“Everyone at Maggie’s sends the very best of luck and is hugely thankful to Rebecca for choosing to support us in this way. The centre provides a valuable service to people across Grampian and we rely on people like Rebecca to raise funds to help us continue our support for people with cancer.”
Tickets are still available for the event, priced at only £5 each with free entry for under 16s, by contacting Rebecca on 07577 957898 or directly from Maggie’s.