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Birthday celebrations turned to fundraiser


By Sean McAngus


A Turriff man turned his birthday celebrations into a fundraiser to raise money for a charity that provides physical, emotional and financial support for people battling cancer.

The collection for Cliff Pirie’s 60th birthday totalled a fantastic £600 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Along with his family, he presented the charity’s representative Louise Mackay with the cheque for the money raised.

Jayne Pirie, Lucy Massie, Emily Massie and Cliff Pirie presenting the cheque of £600 from their fundraising efforts to Macmillan’s Louise Mackay. Picture: Sean McAngus
Jayne Pirie, Lucy Massie, Emily Massie and Cliff Pirie presenting the cheque of £600 from their fundraising efforts to Macmillan’s Louise Mackay. Picture: Sean McAngus

He explained how the idea came about to turn his birthday into a fundraiser and said: “Most people know about the work of the charity.

“It is a very worthwhile charity.

“I decided it was a better idea to do this rather than presents.

“They are very supportive and so many folk have been touched by the charity.

“I really enjoyed the birthday celebrations.”

The charity is close to the hearts of the Pirie family.

The cheque handed over.
The cheque handed over.

Wife Jayne Pirie added: “ Both set of parents had cancer but passed away quickly before they could get the support from the charity.”

For more information about Macmillan visit https://www.macmillan.org.uk/



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