A HUGE fundraising effort has been mounted for a Burntisland teenager who is suffering from leukaemia.
Brodie MacGregor (15), of the town’s Grange Road, was diagnosed with the blood disease after taking ill while on a family holiday in July.
And over the past five weeks the bubbly, blonde, S4 Balwearie High School pupil has been undergoing intensive chemotherapy treatment at the Sick Children’s Hospital in Edinburgh.
Recent tests have revealed that the disease is currently in remission.
But the family, including Brodie’s mum Arlene and brother Bailey (9), are anxiously awaiting the outcome of further tests, and have been told she will require several more years of treatment.
Now friends of the family – Maxine Walker and her husband Mark, whose daughter Rebecca (15), is Brodie’s best friend, along with another friend, Julie Lindsay – have organised a big family fun day and other fundraising activities to help raise cash to help the family.
And many residents and businesses in the town are rallying round to ensure the events are a big success.
The fun day will take place in Burntisland’s Toll Centre on Saturday from 2.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.
In the stocks
It will feature cake, candy and jumble stalls, and children’s entertainment, while Keith Gibb, local community police officer will be put in the stocks for a ‘Soak The Policeman’ fundraiser.
There will also be a display by Elite Falconry.
Maxine said: “We really just want to do what we can to help the family.
“She is like a member of our family and is really a lovely, happy girl who always has a smile on her face.
‘’She is always around at our house or Becca is at her’s and when we heard how ill she was we were all devastated.
“We want to raise some money to make things a bit easier for the family and maybe to take Brodie on a holiday when she is well enough.
‘‘Everyone in the town has been great, including the local primary school and Balwearie which are both planning fundraising events.”