Video: Cookstown woman in cancer unit fundraising thanks

A COOKSTOWN woman who underwent a bone marrow transplant after being diagnosed with a rare blood disorder, has presented cheques to the Northern Ireland Children’s Cancer Unit Fund following fundraising events.

Amanda Weir had the transplant after her sister Pamela donated bone marrow 25 years ago.

Pictured L-R are Pamela Gibson (Amanda's bone marrow donor and sister), Amanda Weir, Dr Anthony McCarthy  (Consultant Paediatric Oncologist at Royal Belfast Children's Hospital and member of NICCUF Board), Roberta and Norman Harkness (Amanda's parents).
Pictured L-R are Pamela Gibson (Amanda's bone marrow donor and sister), Amanda Weir, Dr Anthony McCarthy (Consultant Paediatric Oncologist at Royal Belfast Children's Hospital and member of NICCUF Board), Roberta and Norman Harkness (Amanda's parents).

In January this year, Amanda recieved a cheque for £1000 from Lissan Vintage Club which was made in connection with her fundraising efforts. The Cookstown woman also presented a cheque totalling £5015.40 to the NICCUF which was a result of all the fundraising events held by family and friends as well as businesses in Cookstown.

Amanda said she wants to thank everyone who contributed to this very worthwhile cause.

 

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