A DUNBAR woman who lost her mum to cancer earlier this year has raised over £2,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Pauline Smith was so grateful to the support she and her mum received from Macmillan nurse Fiona Sneddon she decided she wanted to raise funds for this worthy cause.
Pauline said: “With the help of my friend Elaine Waddell we arranged a coffee afternoon as part of the Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning event in Belhaven Parish Church which was kindly given free of charge.
“From the time of booking the event everything seemed to move so quickly. We prepared letters to take round the local businesses requesting donations of raffle prizes and were astounded with the generosity of those businesses. On the day we could not believe the turn out, the queue outside the hall did not die down until about one hour into the event.
“The outcome of the afternoon left us with a huge total of £2,192.45 being raised. We were absolutely astounded and would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who turned out on the day, not only to donate money but to provide hands on help with the stalls, in the kitchen and serving the coffees.
“We received great support from the community of Dunbar and the surrounding areas as well as Cockburnspath and the surrounding villages. It was simply amazing.”