Cupar mum holds plant sale in memory of daughter

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THE mum of a Cupar teenager who died of cancer last year is appealing to local people for donations of plants and garden equipment for a fund-raising event.

Sylvia Wilson, whose daughter Jennifer lost her battle with ovarian cancer in March 2010, aged just 17, is holding a plant sale in aid of the ‘It’s Good to Give’ charity, which supports young people and their families in the east of Scotland who are affected by cancer or leukaemia.

It will take place at Tesco in Cupar on Sunday, May 22, and Sylvia hopes it will be as successful as a similar event she organised last spring in memory of Jennifer, who was a pupil of Bell Baxter High School.

Sylvia said: “If people are tidying up their gardens and throwing out surplus plants, I’d be grateful if they could they give them to me rather than put them in the skip.

“We will accept all types of plants — last year they ranged from tiny alpines to 10-foot bamboo canes!

“We also accept garden bric-a-brac such as unwanted tools, plant pots and tubs.”

Any donations can be delivered to Sylvia at 32 James Inglis Crescent, Cupar, or to her parents, Stuart and Jessie Cairns, at Craigmore, Blebo Craigs.

Sylvia can also collect and donations are welcome on the day of the sale.

For further information, Sylvia can be contacted in the evenings and at weekends on 07518 486441.