Pals raise £2k for cancer aid

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A group of friends who lost much-loved family members to pancreatic cancer raised almost £2,000 for vital research after holding a charity night recently.

This aggressive form of cancer has the worst 10-year survival rate of any cancer, with most patients being told they may have less than a year to live. It is also one of the most poorly-funded cancers.

Laura Paterson, Hannah Sodden, Caitlin Forrest and Eilidh Forrest, who are all from Kirkintilloch, held a fundraising ceilidh at the Miners Welfare Institute in May and collected the grand sum of £19000 at the sell-out event.

Laura lost her grandpa Robert Ralston to the disease a few years ago, and Caitlin and Eilidh both lost their gran.