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Caravan rally raises money for breast screening

The Fife and Tayside division of the Scottish Caravan Club donated £1520 to the breast screening unit at Ninewells Hospital.

Every year the club picks a charity to raise money for and this year they chose the breast screening unit.

Although there are social events throughout the year, Iain and Isobel Beddows from Inverkeilor, helped organise a special fundraiser in Milnathort with a silent auction. Local caravan dealers Perthshire Caravans and Top Road Tourers donated items for the auction. Members of the Caravan Club and friends of the couple also donated items.

Iain said, “Members of the club come together throughout the year and have a great time. This year we chose the breast screening unit as our chosen charity. This is very close to our hearts as Isobel was diagnosed with breast cancer two years ago.”

Isobel said, “The staff at the unit are brilliant. They are kind, they support you and they have a great attitude. Everyone does a great job. I can’t thank them enough. Also I want to say a big thank you to everyone who helped with the fundraiser and donated items for the silent auction.”

Accepting the donation, senior Macmillan breast care nurse specialist Alison Mitchell said, “On behalf of the team, I would like to thank Isobel, Iain and the Scottish Caravan Club – Fife and Tayside for all the time and hard work that went into raising this very generous amount of money. Thank you again, it is very much appreciated.”

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l-r (holding cheque) Iain Beddows, Alison Mitchell and Isobel Beddows with staff from the breast screening unit

Tayside Health Fund – find out more

Are you planning on fundraising for Tayside Health Fund and looking for advice and support to get the best out of your event or activity?

There are dedicated Tayside Health Fund pages on Staffnet and the NHS Tayside website which are packed with useful advice.  They are really worth visiting before you start planning any fundraising events or activities or if want to know how to make a donation to the charity.

If you have any questions or want to have a chat about your event please contact Gillian Moran at gillian.moran@nhs.net or Lorna Donnelly lornadonnelly@nhs.net

Tayside Health Fund is a Registered Scottish Charity (SCO 11042) which supports NHS Tayside hospitals and services across Tayside. It is supported by donations and legacies from patients, their relatives, the general public and other organisations.

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