Glenrothes girls’ £3500 fund in memory of grandad

Rachel and Hannah Pirie
Rachel and Hannah Pirie

Two young girls from Glenrothes have raised over £3500 for Maggie’s Fife.

Rachel Pirie (10) and her sister Hannah (6), wanted to do something positive after their grandad, Kenny Pirie, was diagnosed with cancer in February this year.

He died eight weeks later.

The girls decided they would run both 2k and 4k at the Glenrothes Road Running festival to raise money for Maggie’s in Kirkcaldy.

The girls’ mother, Julie Pirie, said: “Maggie’s has been a fantastic support to our family, as it was only two months from diagnosis to losing their grandad.

“They worshipped him, and loved to spend their time with him and miss him very much. Maggie’s helped the girls come to terms with his death.”

The sisters had originally set themselves a target of raising just £100 for the charity.

They arranged different fundraising events, including holding a danceathon at Newcastle Primary School, which they attend. They raised £1373.50 and sold their gran’s home-made tablet to add to their total.

They’ve received sponsorship from all around the world, including America and Australia.

Their current total is sitting at £3590.45 with some donations still to come in.

Julie added: “Our family, friends and everyone at the girl’s school are so proud of what they have managed to achieve.”

“Rachael and Hannah have given us all something positive to focus on during this hard and sad time.”