Cruden Bay woman hosts Macmillan day

A 73-year-old woman from Cruden Bay opened her home for a day-long fundraiser for Macmillan Cancer Support last week.

Mary Bratton, herself a cancer survivor, holds the event every year to raise money for the charity from the community.

Mary Bratton (second from left) invited the people of Cruden Bay into her home to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Mary Bratton (second from left) invited the people of Cruden Bay into her home to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

More than £7,000 has been raised over the last eight years.

Mrs Bratton said: “After hearing about Macmillan and the good work they do, I wanted to support a cancer charity.

“I was lucky enough not to get to the stage of needing Macmillan nurses.

“I feel humble when others aren’t so lucky.”

People from all ages from Cruden Bay and the wider area visited Mrs Bratton’s home in Braehead Drive to enjoy complimentary tea and coffee, a huge variety of cakes donated by the WRI and a prize raffle.

Mrs Bratton even welcomed a vistor from America, a relative of a local woman.

Friends praised the wider community work done by Mrs Bratton in Cruden Bay - not only does she arrange the annual event, she is also a church elder and this month will take up the position of president of the ladies section of Cruden Bay Golf Club.

Mrs Bratton thanked those who supported the event.

She said: “I would like to say thank you to really a number of my friends, most of whom are in the WRI and are good bakers. I couldn’t do it without the help and support of all the villagers.”

Macmillan is one of the largest UK charities and provides specialist health care, and financial support to people affected by cancer.