THE founder of a charity set up in memory of a Garelochhead man who lost his life to lung cancer is hoping to help others suffering with illness this Christmas.

Gary Andrews died from the disease at the age of 40 in 2013 and wife Kelly launched a trust in her late husband’s name two years ago.

Now, through the Gary Andrews Remember a Life organisation, Kelly is appealing for locals in need of support to get in touch if they need a festive boost.

Kelly said: “The pandemic has had a huge impact on the fund-raising events we had planned for this year.

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“We were disappointed but the most important thing was keeping people safe.

“It’s been a difficult year for everyone but especially anyone having cancer treatments, disruption to the service has been devastating for many people.

“We are so grateful for the support we get all year, and will be delivering gifts over the Christmas period to people affected by cancer to hopefully bring some cheer during difficult times.”

Determined to make a difference to as many people in the area as she can, Kelly has organised Christmas hampers to raise donations for the charity, while those who could do with a December pick-me-up are encouraged to contact the trust.

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Kelly added: “We will continue to support people with terminal cancer through these unprecedented times.

“The charity is here to help make a difference to the lives of people suffering with terminal cancer or another end-of-life illness.

“Our financial help could make a significant difference.

“If you know someone who would benefit please get in touch to light up someone’s Christmas.”

For more information email or call 0771 441 9758.

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