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An Ellon woman raised almost £2000 for charity with a spooktacular disco at the weekend.

By Kirsty Brown

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After months of appointments and tests the diagnosis of Thyroid Cancer was a devastating blow to mum Krissy Caton, who owns Artisan hair salon, just days before Christmas last year.

Following her diagnosis and the subsequent surgery, Krissy knew that she wanted to do something to raise money for charity and decided to utilise her love of all things hallowe'en and fancy dress - her mission was to combat something she hated with something she loved.

Friends, family and the community rallied behind Krissy's event. Picture: Phil Harman
Friends, family and the community rallied behind Krissy's event. Picture: Phil Harman

At her hallowe'en disco for adults in the Station Hotel the live music was provided by The Franchise and the hall was decked out in creepy decor.

To help boost her total Krissy was able to secure a number of exciting raffle prizes including two night hire of a motorhome, a hair hamper, a make-up lesson and vouchers for local businesses, and raffles were sold outwith the event.

With support from friends, family and members of the local community the event sold out and Krissy was able to raise £1944 for her chosen charity Butterfly Thyroid Cancer Trust.

Announcing her final total, Krissy took to social media writing: "I couldn’t be happier.

"Huge thank you to everyone for all their support and making it such a success, special thank you to The Franchise for playing all night long and having the dance floor filled the entire night!

"The costumes were amazing and such a big effort made by all, thanks again!"

Butterfly Thyroid Cancer Trust the first national charity dedicated solely to the support of patients with Thyroid Cancer, and they work to increase the amount of accurate information available to members of the public around Thyroid Cancer, offer support to those who have been affected by Thyroid Cancer and generally aim to reduce the feeling of isolation and loneliness felt by those affected by rare cancers.

Following the announcement of the event's grand total, the charity said: "Massive thanks to Krissy for raising almost £2000 for BTCT at her Halloween party!"

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