Published: 28/11/2017 07:00 - Updated: 26/11/2017 07:23

Cancer awareness bid takes to the sky as Ross campaigners aim high

 

Back on solid ground are Rosemary Gair, Lorna Taylor and Primrose Brown with pilot John Mckenzie
Back on solid ground are Rosemary Gair, Lorna Taylor and Primrose Brown with pilot John Mckenzie
A LOCAL campaign to raise funds and awareness for Pancreatic Cancer Action took to the skies recently.

 

Rosemary Gair, of Muir of Ord, and Lorna Taylor, from Dingwall, have both lost loved ones to the illness and have held fundraising events for the cause.

Lorna has also made it her mission to light Scottish buildings purple every year to turn people’s attention to the fact that November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month.

They were both able to give the cause a further lift last month when they successfully bid for a helicopter ride with local pilot John Mckenzie, known as the Flying Farmer, who is also founder of the GlenWyvis Distillery in Dingwall.

Last month GlenWyvis shareholders were given a helicopter ride and Stephen Gair donated his to boost the funds for pancreatic cancer.

The combined winning bid of £395 came from Rosemary and Lorna and their friend Primrose Brown.

“It was a great experience and Captain John Mckenzie pointed out lots of landmarks,” said Rosemary.

“A family from Tain were on the same flight and they very kindly gave us a bottle of Highland Inspiration Whisky to raffle at our coffee morning.”

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