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SUP­PORT­ERS of World Child Can­cer at­tended a fundrais­ing din­ner in at The Royal Col­lege of Physi­cians and Sur­geons of Glas­gow.

The din­ner was or­gan­ised by the MacDer­mid fam­ily in ap­pre­ci­a­tion of their grand­son Joseph’s sur­vival from the brain can­cer he had as a baby. The fam­ily’s de­ci­sion to sup­port the world’s poor­est chil­dren with can­cer was made around Joseph’s bed­side shortly af­ter his doc­tors told them he had a 70 per cent chance of sur­vival.

World Child Can­cer treats chil­dren in un­der­de­vel­oped coun­tries where young­sters die without treat­ment or pain re­lief. Sur­vival is 10% com­pared to the UK’s 80%.

Janet Boyle, left and Anna Wil­son

Right, Gavin Steel, Ju­lia South­cott, Pat Steel, Alan Risk, Fiona Risk and John South­cott Pic­tures: Mark Shields

Jerry and Su­san Boland, above

Robert and An­nette Carachi, Mar­tin and Maria Kil­mur­ray and Sheila and Carl David

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