Tayinloan teenager stands up to cancer

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A Tayinloan teenager who lost a loved one to cancer has set her sights on raising money for a campaign aimed at beating the illness.

Kayleigh McNeill, 16, whose aunt Davina died three years ago, is planning a sale and raffle to raise funds for Stand Up To Cancer 2019.

Stand Up To Cancer is an annual fundraising campaign by Cancer Research UK and Channel 4 that brings the UK together to speed up progress in life-saving cancer research.

The project currently funds 35 clinical trials and research projects that will help bring new treatments and technology to people with cancer, ultimately saving more lives.

Tarbert Academy student Kayleigh said: ‘I have been planning the sale for a couple of months with help from my mum, Frances, and other friends in Tayinloan.’

It will be held in Tayinloan Village Hall on May 10 from 7pm to 9pm.

Kayleigh is asking for donations of homebaking, bric-a-brac, books and other items for the sale in addition to raffle prizes.

Donations can be made by contacting Kayleigh on Facebook or by calling 01583 441221.

Tayinloan Village Hall will be open to receive baking and other donations from 6pm on the evening of the sale.