Son bids to help hospice

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A DOT­ING son was to climb to the top of the UK’s high­est sum­mit to raise money for the hospice which helped grant his mum’s fi­nal wish.

Shona Mullen, 59, passed away on March 5 af­ter a long bat­tle with bone mar­row can­cer myeloma.

Son Scott Mullen, 27, and his wife Aileen, 29, were ex­pect­ing their first child – and Shona was the only one in the fam­ily to know the sex of the baby.

In a touch­ing ges­ture, the cou­ple asked the sono­g­ra­pher who per­formed the 20-week baby scan to write the gen­der on a card which was sealed in an en­ve­lope. They then took the mes­sage to the St An­drew’s Hospice in Air­drie, where Shona was be­ing cared for, and nurse Frances Kelly read the im­por­tant news about her first grand­child af­ter they left the room. Shona died the next day.

A Sub­way car­riage is loaded at Go­van Sub­way sta­tion in 1977

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