Registered home care manager of Carewatch Forth held a local charity fundraising event to help Macmillan Cancer
Diane Hearns is the Registered Manager of Carewatch Forth, her sister Sharon was diagnosed with peritoneal cancer in February this year.
To support her sister, Diane and family held a fundraising event in Forth to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.
The event was held on the 19th March in the Fallin Public House in the town of Fallin in Scotland.
The Landlord of Fallin Public House kindly donated use of the hall for free, he also raised money by having his hair shaved off.
With people paying for tickets to the event, singers performing for free, a fundraising auction, and a raffle with great prizes that were donated by local businesses and people in the community, they managed to raise lots of money for Macmillan.
The community all came together to support the family, and there was a much larger attendance than expected. Due to the numbers of people attending, other rooms were used as overflow.
The family were overwhelmed by the level of support they received, making the event so successful.
Sharon, after going through a number of chemotherapy sessions, blood transfusions and scans, said:
“Macmillan has been extremely helpful, I am so grateful, for their advice, assistance about benefits, and helping me when I had my hair shaved off. They have been there for me every step of the way”.
The local Macmillan Fundraising Manager, Pauline, was more than happy to support the fundraising event. The target for the event was to raise £2,000 which by the end of the night reached an amazing £6,140 which includes a £500 contribution from Carewatch.
Sharon’s justgiving page is still active and donations would be very much appreciated. https://www.justgiving.com/Sharon-Dudgeon1