FUND-RAISING efforts by Bute couple George and Myra Love have been recognised in the Scottish Parliament.
Mr and Mrs Love, who live in Kilchattan Bay, have been congratulated in a Holyrood motion tabled by Highlands and Islands Labour MSP Rhoda Grant after being named Cancer Support Scotland’s “supporters of the year”.
The motion has already won cross-party support from 19 other MSPs.
Mr and Mrs Love received the award from Cancer Support Scotland after raising more than £3000 for the charity.
As we reported last month, Myra decided to attend the charity’s Bute support group after George was diagnosed with prostate cancer two years ago and together the couple decided to take part in a sponsored ‘zip slide’ across the River Clyde earlier this year.
They had a target of £500 in mind but thanks to the generosity of their friends they raised six times that amount.
Cancer Support Scotland Chief Executive Colin Graham joined the politicians in adding his congratulations.
He said: “George and Myra did a fantastic job in raising this money for us. People like them are our lifeblood.
“As a charity, we depend on our supporters to raise the funds which allow us to provide the complementary therapies for people with cancer and their families and friends. We are grateful to all of them.
“With the festive season fast approaching, many people will soon be thinking about New Year resolutions and I would urge them to consider getting involved in a fund-raising effort.
“Why not get involved, as George and Myra did, and help us by getting fit and running a 10k or marathon, taking part in our Soup and Sandwich event, zip slide across the Clyde or create your own fundraiser.
“We can help all the way from posters to fundraising packs. Just call us and we will be delighted to support you. Please call 0141 337 8199 or go online to www.cancersupportscotlad.org and turn your good intentions into reality.”