A KINROSS teenager is staging a glittering charity event next weekend in a bid to say thank you to health services who have been treating her.
Hannah Clarke (17), a sixth year pupil at Kinross High School, was just 16 when she was diagnosed with a benign Desmoid tumour in her abdomen.
The tumour was removed after a 10 hour operation at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh.
Unfortunately, however, the tumour returned last June, and was deemed to ‘chronic and inoperable’.
The tumour has continued to grow, and Hannah’s consultants have been discussing chemotherapy as her next treatment option.
Hannah said: “As you can imagine this course of treatment will be life changing for me and my family.
“However, I am determined that I want my life to be as normal as possible and to participate as fully as I can.”
Hannah’s fund-raising event, which takes place next Saturday evening at the Two Bridges Inn, South Queensferry, will be themed ‘A night at the movies’, with a red carpet, ‘paparazzi’ photographers and a guest DJ.
She said: “Guests will be encouraged to dress up Hollywood style.
“During the evening, I am planning to hold an auction in order to raise as much money as possible.”
The charities to benefit will be F.A.C.E., a cancer charity based in the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh, and T.C.C.L. which is based in Dundee and provides quality support to families with children suffering from cancer or leukaemia.
“Living in Kinross, halfway between Edinburgh and Dundee, has at times involved shared medical services between Lothian and Tayside. I would therefore like to support both charities in their work,” said Hannah.
Anyone who would like tickets for the event can contact Hannah by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org