Com­mu­nity rally round to sup­port Mull mum

The Oban Times - - News -

A SUP­PER, auc­tion and raf­fle in Pen­nyghael Hall on Mull raised a grand to­tal of £ 5,560 for Bunes­san mum Alex Cameron, who flies to Singapore on July 5 for treat­ment to try to halt her mul­ti­ple scle­ro­sis (MS).

Mrs Cameron, who runs the Creel Seafood Bar at Fion­nphort with her fish­er­man hus­band An­drew, is rais­ing £ 56,000 for the new two- to three-month course of chemo­ther­apy fol­lowed by a hematopoi­etic stem cell trans­plant, which de­structs and re­boots the body’s im­mune sys­tem. A re­cent trial found the rad­i­cal but risky ther­apy stopped symp­toms in most MS suf­fer­ers tested.

The sunny evening event on Fri­day June 17 drew a record crowd to the hall.

After the buf­fet of Mull pro­duce do­nated and cooked by lo­cal sup­port­ers, Ron­nie Camp­bell MBE con­ducted the auc­tion which raised £1,550. Adrian Fit­ness com­pèred the grand raf­fle, where Alex drew the last ticket for a three- day visit for two to the Ho­tel le Ver­sailles, com­plete with re­turn flights from Glas­gow.

Or­gan­iser Greg Marsh said: ‘A big thank you to all th­ese in­di­vid­u­als who ex­celled them­selves mak­ing it such a well-at­tended, mem­o­rable and happy oc­ca­sion. The very gen­er­ous sup­port from peo­ple and busi­nesses from all over the is­land, main­land and abroad who gave do­na­tions of food and fan­tas­tic prizes were key in the suc­cess.

‘Alex and her fam­ily will take back some great me­mories of the evening know­ing peo­ple re­ally care. We would all like to wish her well with her treat­ment in Singapore, and will be think­ing about her con­stantly.’

Alex’s daugh­ters are also fundrais­ing for the cause in the com­ing months: Siobhan takes to Loch Lomond in the Great Scot­tish Swim on Au­gust 26-27 and Lau­ren is com­pet­ing in the Great Scot­tish Run in Glas­gow on Oc­to­ber 1-2.

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