Charity status aim for cancer group

Jodie Morrison and Loraine Connolly'Buckhaven'Raising money for cyberknife
Jodie Morrison and Loraine Connolly'Buckhaven'Raising money for cyberknife

AN ambitious Levenmouth- based fund-raising mission, which aims to provide the nation with a groundbreaking piece of cancer treatment, is hoping to be given official charity status.

The Mail has previously reported on the efforts of Buckhaven women Loraine Connolly and Jodie Morrison who are to don their racing trainers and take part in the Great North Run next weekend.

The duo are participating in the run to raise cash for a campaign which aims to raise nearly £3m to install a Cyberknife treatment machine into a Scottish hospital.

Fund-raising efforts have been inspired by the case of Methil man Tarek Ramzi who lost his life to cancer in 2011, but, until then, had battled to get the life-prolonging radiation therapy on the NHS.

Mr Ramzi hoped to under-go Cyberknife therapy in England and his family believe the treatment would had a huge impact on the prolonging of his life.

His wife Senga said: “We’d already raised money for Tarek to have the treatment which will now go towards trying to buy a Cyberknife machine for Scotland.

“It’s a lot of money to raise and not something that we can do ourselves.

“We’re setting up as an official charity now and are hoping the public will come forward to help raise the total or give us advice on the best way to go about it.

“This will help Scottish cancer patients to live a longer life and I know what I would have done for an extra six months with Tarek.”

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