All white for Eilidh

An­other £14k goes to char­ity fund

Hamilton Advertiser - - FRONT PAGE - Kirsten Mcs­tay

Friends and fam­ily of Eilidh Mchugh cel­e­brated her 24th birth­day by rais­ing more than £14,000 in her mem­ory.

More than 200 peo­ple turned up to Eilidh’s Ladies Lunch at the Both­well Bridge Ho­tel.

And an in­cred­i­ble £186,177 has now been raised for the Beat­son Can­cer Char­ity in Eilidh’s name.

The white-themed event was held last week­end, one day af­ter what would have been her 24th birth­day.

Eilidh’s name means ‘light’ in Gaelic, so ev­ery­one wore white out­fits to re­flect that on the day.

And Eilidh’s mum Elaine said: “We would like to thank all of you for sup­port­ing the sec­ond birth­day lunch for Eilidh.

“Sin­cere thanks to all who have con­trib­uted to the auc­tions, ta­ble prizes and fash­ion show. There are far too many to men­tion in­di­vid­u­ally, but the gen­eros­ity has been over­whelm­ing, you know what you mean to us.

“Thank you to Deja Elite Bou­tique for the fash­ion show and the en­ter­tain­ment by the Moon­lighters who do­nated their ser­vices free of charge.

“Team Eilidh demon­strates kind­ness and com­pas­sion, walk­ing by our side. We hope you will con­tinue to sup­port us in rais­ing funds for Eilidh’s Beat­son Trib­ute fund in mem­ory of a pre­cious daugh­ter and sis­ter. “Eilidh is your light wher­ever you are.” DJ Suzie Mcguire hosted the auc­tion and Eilidh’s sis­ter Kerry and pals per­formed a fash­ion show pro­vided by Deja Elite Bou­tique in Hamil­ton, while The Moon­lighters en­ter­tained the guests with a fan­tas­tic per­for­mance.

Ev­ery­one had an ab­so­lutely fan­tas­tic day re­mem­ber­ing a spe­cial girl on her birth­day.

This is the sec­ond birth­day event held in Eilidh’s mem­ory – last year raised £7500.

The stu­dent, who worked at Over­town Phar­macy, passed away in March 2017 af­ter a very short bat­tle with an ag­gres­sive form of can­cer.

Her friends and fam­ily have been on a mis­sion ever since to raise money in her name.

You can make a dona­tion to Eilidh’s Beat­son Fund by go­ing to www. beat­son­tribute­fund.org and search for ‘Eilidh’s Fund’.

And the Eilidh Mchugh Schol­ar­ship Fund is near­ing a se­lec­tion stage. The Mchugh fam­ily hope to an­nounce the de­tails soon.

Fundrais­ers Eilidh’s sis­ter Kerry with Khloe and Kaitlin Boswell

Tragic Eilidh passed away in 2017

Much-loved Eilidh Mchugh is missed by fam­ily and friends

Packed with friends Over 200 ladies at­tended the event

Loads of fun The event was held in the Both­well Bridge

All white on the night The event was a huge suc­cess

Proud par­ents Elaine and Michael Mchugh

Fam­ily Kerry and Elaine spoke at the event

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