Fundraising in memory of Fiona

A HOLYTOWN family are holding a fundraising evening tomorrow (Friday) in the village’s General Motors Club.

It is being held in memory of former Brannock High pupil Fiona Sleith who lost her long and brave fight against leukaemia in 2001 when she was only 14 years old.

Family member Jacqueline Prentice said: “To mark the 10th anniversary of Fiona’s passing, we thought that we would arrange an event to celebrate the short time she had with us.

“The Schiehallion Ward at Yorkhill Hospital is where Fiona received most of her treatment and it is also an opportunity to raise very much needed funds for it.

“We are hoping to raise £2,000 and are halfway towards our target, but hopefully we can present them with much more.”

The family are appealing to companies from all over the area to donate items or vouchers, large or small, which will be used as prizes for games and a rafflet to make their fundraising event a success.

Jacqueline continued: “Local companies have been very generous and we have received some mega prizes.

“However, if anyone else would like to donate they can contact Fiona’s sister Tina on 07854477783.”

The event starts at 7pm with the fun getting going at 8.30pm.

Tickets costing £5 are available from Tina and each will have a unique number on it for entry into a prize draw.

Donation’s can also be made on Deborah Dixon’s page at