Filed of Hope opens by Creetown

Kayleigh Ross, Derek McIlwraith, Mrs Anne Ross and Chloe Rennie

Kayleigh Ross, Derek McIlwraith, Mrs Anne Ross and Chloe Rennie

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A NEW Marie Curie Cancer Care Field of Hope opened on Saturday morning in Creetown, mainly due to the hard work of Mrs Anne Ross.

Mrs Ross came up with the idea a few months ago, and approached Con Brennan of Solway Structural Steel about using the banking outside the Old Precast. Con was only too eager to help, with Solway Structural Steel manufacturing and installing the sign, as well as having apprentice Lee Dick plant over a thousand daffodil bulbs in the shape of three huge daffodils.

Three cheers for the new Marie Curie Cancer Care Field of Hope in Creetown.

Three cheers for the new Marie Curie Cancer Care Field of Hope in Creetown.

On Saturday morning, after giving her thanks speech in front of many locals who had turned out, Mrs Ross handed over a cheque for the rest of the money raised over the last couple of months to Derek McIlwraith, the Marie Curie Cancer Care Nurse in Dumfries and Galloway. The cheque for £1,194-85 will be of great benefit to the charity which needs to raise £139,740 in Dumfries and Galloway this year to keep their invaluable work going.

To round off the opening ceremony all were treated to daffodil cup-cakes supplied by Edward and Liz Bishop.

Photos by Andy Hay