Fun night raises cash for Alex

The Oban Times - - News -

A SUP­PER, auc­tion and raf­fle will held in Pen­nyghael Hall, Mull, to raise funds for Bunes­san mum Alex Cameron, who is fly­ing to Sin­ga­pore next month for treat­ment in a bid to halt her mul­ti­ple scle­ro­sis ( MS).

Alex, who runs the Creel Seafood Bar at Fion­nphort, is try­ing to raise £ 56,000 to pay for a new two- to three-month course of chemo­ther­apy fol­lowed by a hematopoi­etic stem cell trans­plant, which re­boots the body’s im­mune sys­tem.

Sci­en­tists have re­cently ap­plauded the rad­i­cal but risky ther­apy af­ter The Lancet med­i­cal jour­nal re­ported this week that a Cana­dian trial of the treat­ment had halted symp­toms in most MS suf­fer­ers.

The so­cial evening takes place to­mor­row ( Fri­day June 17) at 7pm, and fea­tures a cold buf­fet of Mull pro­duce, fol­lowed by a grand raf­fle and auc­tion of items gen­er­ously do­nated from across the is­land, com­pered by Ron­nie Camp­bell of Uisken.

The list of items in­clude a hol­i­day in France, two new sets of tables and chairs val­ued at £ 800 and £1,500, and orig­i­nal framed pho­to­graphs and paint­ings of Mull land­scapes and wildlife.

En­try to the evening costs £10 at the door, where pipers will also be play­ing.

Co- or­di­na­tor Greg Marsh prom­ises a mem­o­rable oc­ca­sion for all – es­pe­cially for Alex.

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