A NEWARTHILL mum and her son have handed over a £1,000 donation to a cancer care centre as a ‘thank you’ for their support while they underwent treatment.
John-Paul Devlin, now 18, was first treated at the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Care Centre in Glasgow at the age of 13 after being diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
And John-Paul’s mother Gina Rice then also had to attend the Beatson for treatment for non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma which she is still receiving.
John-Paul’s treatment was successful and both he and Gina wanted to do something as a way of thanking the centre and its staff for all the help they gave the family.
They decided to start a fundraising campaign and organised a series of dances and bingo nights in the Carfin, Newarthill and Cleland areas.
Supported by family and friends they raised £1,000 which they handed over to the centre this week.
Gina said: “Everyone at the Beatson has been great in helping us and we wanted to show our appreciation - and we’d also like to thank everyone who helped us raise the money.”
Janet Grove, oncology centre fund secretary, accepted the donation and thanked the family for their support.
She said: “We are very grateful for this donation.
“The support of the family and everyone who helped raise the money is very much appreciated and we will be able to use this money to benefit the Beatson centre and its patients.”