Generous donations from Longside mum

Miranda Burnett presents Dr McInnes of Mintlaw Surgery with a cheque for �500
Miranda Burnett presents Dr McInnes of Mintlaw Surgery with a cheque for �500

A Longside mum has presented Mintlaw Surgery and Mintlaw Boys Club with donations after hosting fundraising events.

Miranda Burnett was refered to the Maxillofacial Unit in Aberdeen back in 2010 after staff at Peterhead’s Queen Street Dental Centre noticed she has a small lump on her face.

Miranda Burnett presents Mintlaw Boys Club with their new football strips

Miranda Burnett presents Mintlaw Boys Club with their new football strips

At Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Dr Carter told her that it was nothing but noticed a lump on her thyroid which turned out to be a golf ball size tumor being confirmed with an X-Ray and biopsy that day.

Miranda said: “Thankfully it was benign but I had to get half of my thyroid removed with the tumor and was left with a scar right across my neck but I had my life.

“I wanted to thank the Maxillofacial Unit and Dr McInnes of Mintlaw surgery so I began fundraising.”

Instead of gifts for her 40th birthday, Miranda asked for donations and held a party/fundraising night at the Palace Hotel.

She also held a bingo night at Mintlaw Bowling Centre which raised £3,000 so she donated £2,500 to the Maxillofacial unit ARI, £500 to Dr McInnes for Mintlaw Surgery.

The money leftover from the sale of her fudge and quizzes helped to buy a new strip her nephew Alex’s football team, Mintlaw Boys Club.

Miranda added: “I would like to say a big thank you to my mum, family, friends and local businesses for their donations, raffles and contributions, and for all the help everyone gave me at my party at the Palace and the Mintlaw Bowling Centre for the bingo night.

“Without all of you kind people, this wouldn’t have been possible.”