McKie family say a big ‘thanks’ to everyone

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A Milngavie family want to thank everyone who walked with them last Sunday to raise cash for a brain tumour charity in memory of their son.

The event was arranged to give thanks for Graham McKie’s life who tragically died in 2006 aged 32-years-old from an inoperable and incurable brain tumour.

The walk raised just over £373 for the Brain Tumour Charity and with other monies, and Graham’s justgiving tribute page, they have managed to beat their £1,000 target by reaching £1,444 with some pledges still to come in.

His mum Rachel of Craigash Road, Milngavie, said: “We felt truly blessed and overwhelmed by the love and support we received.

“The weather was also kind with only a couple of short showers. At the end of the walk we released 40 red, white and black balloons and spent a few moments reflecting on how Graham had ‘touched’ so many of our lives and then we let the balloons go into a beautiful bright sunny sky.”

Rachel added: “We are sure The Brain Tumour Charity will benefit from this to help aid research into this dreadful disease which is claiming more lives each year, it affects children and adults under 40.

“It was also very good for us as a family to catch-up with some of Graham’s Allander Footie friends and their partners and spend some time with them over a meal.

“Our love and grateful thanks again to all who contributed. It was very kind and very much appreciated.

The family is keeping Graham’s tribute page - www.justgiving.com/GrahamSMcKiethebraintumourcharity open until September 18 as this would have been his 40th birthday. All donations would be greatly appreciated.