Fam­ily in trib­ute to Wil­liam

Lennox Herald - - NEWS - Jenny Foulds

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

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