Community rally round to support Mull mum
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.