Matthew Innes’s next cancer treatment in the New Year means he should be able to spend more time in Appin, rather than in a Glagow hospital miles away from home
Dunbeg Primary School’s 87 pupils raised an incredible £2840.55 on a sponsored walk for cancer charity Pancreatic Research UK, in memory of Adrian Beard, the chair of the school’s parent council
With nearly 1,000 people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in Scotland each year and more than half of those with the disease dying within three months of diagnosis, Adrian Beard was determined to help change that statistic by raising awareness and funds for research
Oban’s iconic McCaig’s Tower will light up purple in November, the colour of Pancreatic Cancer UK’s charity ribbon, and will be a fitting tribute to the 50-yer-old from Connel whose awareness and fundraising legacy will live on.
The affection and respect for Connel man Adrian Beard, a cub leader and Group Scout leader with the 37th Argyll Scout Group until his diagnosis forced him to retire, was evident in the turnout and smiles of those treading their laps of the 24-hour Big Step Forward walkathon in aid of Pancreatic Cancer UK.
Door to door collections, fashion shows, ceilidhs, Christmas merchandise sales and streets collections are just some of the activities in Oban over 54 years that have raised funds for Cancer Research UK