Mum’s the wall word for Susanne

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Susanne Pugh, pictured, from Galashiels, is one of nearly 100 supporters from across Scotland to be part of Breakthrough Breast Cancer’s Supporter Wall, which was unveiled earlier this month.

The wall recognises individuals and organisations who have each raised more than £1,000 for the charity.

Supporters are invited to nominate a name to appear on the wall, with many people choosing to pay tribute to loved ones that have survived or died from breast cancer. This year, there are almost 100 names listed on the wall which is displayed in the charity’s Scottish offic in Edinburgh.

Susanne lost her mother, Gerda Erna Pflug, to breast cancer 32 years ago and nominated her name to go on the wall.

Fundraising for Breakthrough Breast Cancer is also highly personal for Susanne as she was also diagnosed with breast cancer three years ago after finding a lump. She was treated by Dr Mike Dixon at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh and took part in Mikes Marvel’s fundraising team by cycling from Glasgow to Edinburgh. She also raised funds for the charity by hosting a summer fun day. Collectively, Susanne has raised over £1,900 for the charity during the past year.

She commented: “It was a very special and emotional moment when I saw my mum’s name unveiled on the Supporter Wall.”