Girvan’s Emma set to raise money for cancer charity

Emma Smith pictured recently handing a cheque to Girvan Primary School is to take on her own charity challenge
Emma Smith pictured recently handing a cheque to Girvan Primary School is to take on her own charity challenge

A Girvan Nestle worker and her friend have organised a hair-raising challenge to raise money for Cancer Research.

Emma Smith, who is the factory’s administration and communications co-ordinator and her friend Louise Collins will jump off high rocks between Lendalfoot and Ballantrae at Sawney Bean’s cave on Friday August 14.

The pair say they have roped in another couple of jumpers for the event, which Emma decided to do as her sister Helen is currently beating cancer for the second time.

Helen Gilchrist, who is a mum of three was diagnosed in 2014 with thyroid cancer at the same time she found out she was pregnant with identical twins.

In January 2014 she had given birth to her and fiancé Phil’s first child, Lily.

Phil was set to be deployed to the Falklands but was fortunately allowed back for Helen’s surgery.

Then Helen found a lump in December 2014 which was confirmed as breast cancer.

Her twins Robyn and Scarlett were delivered four weeks early to allow Helen to have surgery and begin treatment.

Last month she celebrated her birthday and completed her last chemotherapy session and is looking forward to finishing radiotherapy.

She’ll then walk down the aisle to get married to Phil in November.

Donations have been coming in so far with the girls setting an initial target of raising £500.

If you wish to donate to the cause for Cancer Research visit http://www.justgiving.com/owner-e-mail/pleasesponsor/jigglyjumpers