Scottish War Blinded members donate funds in support of Dundee University Student's fundraising challenge for Worldwide Cancer Research

Posted: 04/02/2016 | Scottish War Blinded

Scottish War Blinded members have generously donated funds to support a Dundee University student climb Mount Kilimanjaro in support of Worldwide Cancer Research.

The funds, collected through the sale of home baking, were donated by members attending Scottish War Blinded’s monthly social group at Rosendael House, Dundee which will support Lauren Kirkwood.

Lauren, pictured right, is the daughter of Scottish War Blinded Outreach Worker Marjory Kirkwood and is currently in her second year studying art at Dundee University and will attempt the momentous challenge of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro with 19 fellow students in August.

The money Lauren raises from her challenge will help fund the most innovative and challenging research to reduce incidences of cancer and improve survival rates for people around the world.

Lauren commented:

“Our goal is for each of us to raise £3,000 for Worldwide Cancer Research, a Scottish based charity which funds research projects on all types of cancer in specialist research facilities around the world. I would like to take the opportunity to thank Carole Martin (Outreach Worker) and the members of Scottish War Blinded’s Rosendael coffee morning for the £60 they kindly donated towards this great cause. It is greatly appreciated.”

Scottish War Blinded Outreach Worker Carole Martin co-ordinates Scottish War Blinded’s monthly social club at Rosendael House:

“I’m delighted our members have the opportunity to support such a worthwhile cause and thanks to Margaret and her husband Gavin for providing all the lovely home baking. We wish Lauren the best of luck in achieving her challenge.”

Lauren will visit members at Rosendael House upon her return from Mount Kilimanjaro later in the year to describe her experiences. Good luck Lauren.

You can donate funds in support of Lauren from her Just Giving page: www.justgiving.com/Lauren-Kirkwood4

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