A Milngavie mother, who lost her son after he developed a brain tumour, is going to sing in a concert to raise funds in his memory.
Rachel McKie (64) from Craigash Road has been a member of local choir Exalt for two and a half years.
This year the choir will donate the funds from the concert in Bearsden Baptist Church on Saturday, May 16, to the Brain Tumour Charity as a tribute to Rachel’s son Graham, who died when he was only 32 years old.
Rachel, her husband Don and their two daughters Sharyn and Jaclyne have raised over £19,000 by holding fundraising events over the past eight years.
Graham was a healthy young man when he developed a sore head with sickness on December 26 in 2005.
He was initially diagnosed with a migraine, but with continued sickness and rapid weight loss he was admitted into the Western Infirmary for tests. The following day he was transferred to The Southern General Hospital, which deals with brain conditions, and the doctors discovered that Graham needed major surgery to relieve pressure on his brain. A biopsy also found that he was suffering from an inoperable and incurable Grade 4 Glioblastoma brain tumour. He passed away just seven months later.
Rachel said: “Joining the choir has helped me to deal with losing Graham. I didn’t feel like singing for a long time but now I’m really enjoying it.
“If we can raise money to help prevent others going through this that would be great.”
Tickets on the door cost £5 adult £2 child family £12, includes refreshments.Handmade cards, tablet and macaroons will be for sale.
If you can’t go but want to donate go to www.justgiving.com/GrahamStuartMcKie/