Level of care inspires charity event

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THE care her late mother received from Macmillan Cancer Support has prompted a Levenmouth woman to say thank you with a charity event.

Caroline Kirk, of Kennoway, is staging a coffee morning on July 26 in the lesser hall at Leven Parish Church.

“The reason I am supporting this charity is all down to my mum’s Macmillan nurse, Aeltsje Oosterhof,” explained Caroline.

“She was just fantastic – she really did go above and beyond her day-to-day job and nothing was ever too much trouble.

“The date and the venue come from special days in my mum and dad’s life,” she added.

Caroline’s dad, Andrew, and mum Mary – known to friends as Molly – were married in Leven Parish Church on Andrew’s 21st birthday in 1949.

“He got my mum as a birthday present,” recalled his daughter.

The coffee morning date is the day after what would have been Molly’s 83rd birthday.

“I am just trying to make it more personal for us as a family, as it is in her memory,” added Caroline.

Local businesses have made donations for a prize draw, while a raffle is also being held.

Caroline hopes tickets will be available for sale in the next couple of weeks and anyone wishing to support her, or seeking more information, can contact her by emailing ckirkno1@hotmail.com