Balfron High pupils raise cash for Mackenzie

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Kind-hearted sixth year pupils at Balfron High School raised £330 by holding a fun day to fund life-saving treatment for a young girl who has an aggressive form of cancer.

Nine-year-old Mackenzie Furniss, from Sauchie, Clackmannanshire, has an advanced form of the childhood cancer neuroblastoma.

There is no treatment available in Britain but pioneering stem cell therapy in Germany which costs £350,000 offers real hope.

When Balfron High pupil, Amy Harley (17), from Buchlyvie, read about Mackenzie’s plight on Facebook she decided to do something to help.

She organised some fun events including a messy pie eating contest, a performance by singing sensationTallia Storm and a maths competition.

Amy said: “I was so sad to hear how ill Mackenzie was.

“We sold seats for £1 each and filled all 300 which was fantastic. We were really pleased to raise so much.”