Girls on cancer fund-raising drive

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LOVE.LIFE is a group on a mission – to raise money and awareness for Cancer Research UK.

The group was formed following a successful coffee morning and the Edinburgh 5k Race for Life event, which a smaller band, running under the auspices of ‘Sarah’s Angels’, took part in.

Local fund-raising manager Donna Marshall helped bring everything together.

Jan Wilson said: “She asked if we would be interested in setting up a Hawick fund-raising group. As I lost my dad at the end of last year to cancer and one of the girls from our group was fighting breast cancer it is a charity close to our hearts.

“We knew there would be lots of support in forming a larger group.”

The group is made up of 13 local girls, three of which are fighting cancer and the rest of the group have been touched by cancer in some way.

Their first event is a Christmas Craft Fair on November 16 in the town hall from 10am to noon.