Family in tribute to William
The loving family of a Bonhill man who died from skin cancer have raised more than £500 for charity.
William Gorrie died in June after being diagnosed with melanoma just five months earlier.
He had a number of tattoos and it is thought that the early signs of the disease may have been hidden by these.
His relatives asked mourners to donate to Masscot (Melanoma Action and Support Scotland) instead of sending flowers at William’s funeral.
A total of £556.19 was raised by donations from family and friends and presented to the charity.
William’s family said: “We would like to add our thanks for the kindness shown.
“Masscot is a small charity providing support for anyone with a skin cancer who is struggling to cope with the psychological pressures the disease brings.”
Mum Joan, sister Andrea and brothers Robbie and Alex honoured William’s desire to fundraise for Masscot.
He had hoped to raise money himself by walking or taking part in other sponsored events.
Usually this cancer appears on the skin as a mark which can resemble an odd mole or it can appear in a mole which has been there for some time.
Donation William’s relatives Andrea and Chloe with the cheque