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Falkirk ceilidh cook-off is a frying success

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Kind-hearted family and friends of a brave mum have raised an amazing £100,000-plus in her 
memory.

The ninth ‘Mags’ Fish Supper Ceilidh’ was held in Falkirk Town Hall on Saturday night attended by over 300 people.

Already £15,000 has been raised from the event with more cash still coming in.

It takes the grand total collected to more than £105,000.

The ceilidh was originally the idea of Laurieston fitness instructor Margaret Lee as a thank you for the care she had received after being diagnosed with breast cancer.

Tragically she lost her battle in 2008, aged just 50. The third ceilidh was only weeks away and her dying wish was that it should go ahead.

Husband Russell, along with daughters Erin (31) and Jennie (27) have been organising the event ever since.

Music is provided by top ceilidh band Skerryvore, the fish suppers by Mark and Dominque Mulholland of Benny T’s and the decorations by Balloon-a-Loony.

For the second year, the total was boosted by £3000 from Barclays Bank.

Jennie, a sales account manager in Glasgow, said: “We can’t thank everyone enough for their generosity and support over the years. It has been amazing.”

The family will give £5000 to St John’s Hospital, Livingston, where Margaret received some of her treatment, with the reminder going to breast cancer research.

 

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