Mia is drawing on local ties to help fund cancer books

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An artist is looking for help to produce her art therapy books to assist patients and families at the Marie Curie Hospice in Bishopbriggs.

Mia Pelletier, who has strong family ties to Kirkintilloch, Lennoxtown and Lenzie has previously produced pieces of art for the hospice and for Kidney Kids Scotland.

Now she wants to produce a colouring in book - packed with intricate designs – for adults and kids to take their minds of treatments they may be having or just as a general art therapy for all the family, friends and patients.

She said: ‘‘I need to raise the printing costs as I don’t really have spare cash to spend, and would love to find a sponsor or hopefully donations from people to help me achieve my target.’’

Mia (63), who lives in Callander, first made her connection with Kirkintilloch when her daughter lived here. She now lives in Strathblane, but works in Lennoxtown, and family members volunteer at the hospice.

Mia, who is a TV subtitle transcriptionist, said: ‘‘It’s for when people are cgoing through tratements and are bored. Art therapy is a very big thing and it does relieve stress.

‘‘I sit at night watching Netflix and doodling and thought ‘these asre piling up, I might as well give them away’.’’

She has set up a donations website at https://crowdfunding.justgiving.com/colouring to try to raise £500, which will print 100 copies of the book.