Gil­lian serves up a real treat for can­cer charites

The Oban Times - - News - LOUISE GLEN lglen@oban­

A WOMAN who fought can­cer and won has raised thou­sands of pounds for char­ity to help oth­ers di­ag­nosed with the dis­ease.

Gil­lian Stewart, of Ben­der­loch, was di­ag­nosed with breast can­cer in Septem­ber 2013 at the age of 42.

Her treat­ment has proved suc­cess­ful and she now wants to give some­thing back to those peo­ple who have helped her on the road to re­cov­ery.

She or­gan­ised a straw­berry tea ear­lier this month, which raised a mag­nif­i­cent £3,000 for the can­cer char­i­ties.

A de­lighted Gil­lian, said: ‘Af­ter I was di­ag­nosed with breast can­cer, I came through my op­er­a­tion suc­cess­fully and other treat­ments fairly un­scathed.

‘As my health im­proved, I felt I wanted to give some­thing back to those char­i­ties I have used over the last 18 months. I am rais­ing money for the Beat­son Can­cer Char­ity, Breast Can­cer Care Scot­land and Oban Hos­pice.

‘For ob­vi­ous rea­sons, I am help­ing a breast can­cer char­ity, but also the Beat­son be­cause they treat you like roy­alty while you ‘live’ with them and they def­i­nitely de­serve money to­wards all that they do.

‘I am sup­port­ing Oban Hos­pice be­cause they fund can­cer mas­sage ther­apy ses­sions through the North Ar­gyll Car­ers Cen­tre which I have been us­ing re­cently, and some of the money will go to keep that funded as it does help.’

Gil­lian is still col­lect­ing do­na­tions and would welcome fur­ther con­tri­bu­tions.

She can be con­tacted on


A DAY TO RE­MEM­BER: Gil­lian Stewart has raised £3,000 for can­cer char­i­ties

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