Volunteers and customers at the Cancer Research UK shop in Peterhead are celebrating after raising an impressive £2million for the charity.
As a thank you to the 42-strong team of volunteers at the Drummer’s Corner shop who have generously donated their time over the years, manager Sheena Booth has organised a night of entertainment and refreshments.
A presentation of flowers was made on Tuesday, September 17 to star customer, Irene Strachan, who has visited the shop every day since it opened in November 1987.
Handbag enthusiast Irene’s expertise has also proved priceless to Sheena and her team as she has been able to identify more valuable items so they can be priced accordingly.
Cancer Research UK was also presented with a £2000 donation at the shop by local man, Alasdair Corbett, who has organised a special concert at Peterhead Community Centre.
Sheena, who was last year awarded an MBE for her dedication to Cancer Research UK, said: “The community in Peterhead is so generous and I want to say a huge thank you to all of our customers and to our dedicated team of tireless volunteers.”
To thank her volunteers, Sheena has organised a “good night out in” where she has invited them to a celebration at the shop.
Among those attending will be volunteers Bunty Lowry and Rosie Watt who have both received Cancer Research UK Flame of Hope awards in recent years for their dedication to the charity.
Sheena, who was a volunteer at the shop before she became manager, said: “I am lucky to have seven volunteers in my team who have achieved an amazing 26 years service. It is thanks to all of my volunteers and to everyone who shops here that Cancer Research UK is getting closer to the day when all cancers are cured.”
Cancer Research UK was able to spend over £33 million last year in Scotland on some of the UK’s leading scientific and clinical research.
Cancer Research UK regional manager for the North-east, Ken Donaldson, said: “I want to say a huge thank you to Sheena and her team, and to the people of Peterhead, who have been so generous in supporting us over the years.”