WITH almost £90,000 raised over the past 15 years, Selkirk’s Fiona Scott was a worthy recipient of a rare award from the Macmillan Cancer Support charity earlier this summer, writes Mark Entwistle.
It was after her husband died from cancer, that Fiona, who lives in the town’s Anderson Road, got involved in fundraising.
“Back then there were not the cancer facilities like there are now at the BGH, so the Macmillan nurses were a vital support and I just wanted to put something back and it also gave me something to focus on at the time,” Fiona told TheSouthern this week. “People have organised things for me in the past to raise funds and I’ve put on coffee mornings, cheese and wine events, auctions and so on, and my two sons did the three peaks challenge a few years ago as well.
“But in January I will be climbing my first Munro – Ben Lomond – to raise funds, so that’s quite an exciting prospect.
“It will certainly be a bit of a change from a coffee morning!”
Fiona says she was delighted to get the Richard Hambro Award in recognition of her fundraising efforts.
“It was really nice because it’s an award not given out too often,” she added.