Dianne Murphy’s annual festive fund-raiser is on target to boost the coffers of a local cancer charity by well over £3,000.
Instead of sending Christmas cards, big-hearted friends and family have donated £20 to LoveLife Hawick which will help fund the fight against the disease.
This year’s effort currently stands at £3,393.75 and in her fifth fund-raising year, Dianne has raised almost £13,000 for various good causes.
Past beneficiaries have included Yorkhill Children’s Hospital, £800; kids’ cancer charity CCLASP, £2,675; Margaret Kerr Unit, £2,675; and The Lavender Touch, £3,066.
LoveLife was set up by local woman Jan Dawson whose own father Drew died in 2012 after battling cancer.
Speaking to the Hawick News this week, mother-of-two Dianne said: “The reason for picking LoveLife is because there are too many local people being affected by cancer. The more we put into research then the quicker we can beat it.
“We all know someone whom has fought or is continuing with this fight. LoveLife Hawick keeps the money local and most of their money raised so far has gone to the Edinburgh research centre.
She added: “What a tremendous effort in our fifth year of fund-raising instead of sending cards.
“The older I get the more I realise it’s all about health and happiness of family and friends and not material things that matter. I would like to say a huge thank you to all this year’s donors.