Amy has been receiving her main treatment in Glasgow, a 300 mile or six hour round trip away from their home in Culloden. The family has been staying in Marion’s House in Glasgow, one of CLIC Sargent’s Homes from Home, enabling the family to live together and stay close to Amy during her treatment.
Amy’s parents Darren and Denise said: “We’re so grateful for the support we’ve received from CLIC Sargent.
"We don’t know what families would do without Marion’s House. A couple of nights in a Glasgow hotel can be expensive enough without having to stay for months on end."
“We’re thankful to everyone who has supported CLIC Sargent and Amy, including the Macdonald Drumossie Hotel, Duncan Forbes Primary who raised £1,000 at their Welly Walk last year, and Darren’s colleagues at Arnold Clark who held a Halloween raffle which raised £2,000 for the charity.
“Our friends and family have been so supportive and we’d also like to do something to give back. Darren is even planning to do a sponsored cycle of the North Coast 500 later in the year!”
The hotel raised the £2,600 at their Christmas Party Night raffles, and the plans don’t stop there. They have even enlisted the support of Rangers Football Club who recently stayed at the hotel, receiving a signed shirt and football which they plan to sell and donate the profits to CLIC Sargent.
Mark Parkin, from Macdonald Drumossie Hotel, said: “We always have charity raffles at Christmas time, but CLIC Sargent was brought to our attention with Amy’s grandad Duncan working at the hotel with us. We also have plans to host a charity dinner in aid of CLIC Sargent later in the year.”
In 2017, across the UK, CLIC Sargent supported around 7,200 children and young people with cancer and their families, and awarded over £1.11 million in financial aid. This figure includes 817 young patients and their families from Scotland, who received over £82,000 of financial grants to help them deal with the financial impact of cancer.