Dental practice raffle for cancer patient

Martin Jones, right, being presented the cheque by staff at Queen Street Dental Centre

Martin Jones, right, being presented the cheque by staff at Queen Street Dental Centre

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Queen Street Dental Centre have presented a cheque worth over £1600 to a cancer charity in honour of one of their patients.

Staff at the dental practice were inspired to raise the money after patient John Jones was diagnosed with bladder cancer.

They heard the work Jones was doing himself to raise money for charity and decided to get involved.

They organised a raffle, a guess the number of sweets in the jar game, and a guess the teddy bear’s birthday game - it was Jones’ birthday - to raise a total of £1626.74.

Present at the raffle and cheque presentation was Jones’ twin brother, Martin Jones.

He spoke of how proud he was of his brother: “He always thought of everyone else before he thought of himself.

“He went out getting sponsors right until the very end, even when his bones were being eaten away and he had to wear a neck brace.

The money has gone to Mistletoe Therapy UK for the care Jones received at the Camphill Medical Practice in Aberdeen.

His brother said: “They were great. They treated John like an indivdual.”