Friends rally round for Emma

Emma and son Kyle
Emma and son Kyle

An online fundraising campaign will send a terminally-ill Isle of Whithorn mum and her family on a dream trip to Lapland next month.

The kind-hearted friends of Emma McGuire have rallied round to raise the funds to send Emma, husband John and four-year -old son Kyle to see the Northern Lights. Rebecca Reed, Hayley McCrone and Kay McCrindle collected £3000 in a week for the family.

Emma was being treated for breast cancer when told the devastating news that her cancer had spread.

Fundraiser Rebecca Reed said: “The appeal is on-going and we are still taking donations. We are also looking for raffle prizes, bingo prizes and items to auction so if anybody would like to donate in any way they can contact us via the Facebook page ‘Let’s Help Emma McGuire Kick Cancer’s Butt ‘or the online donation page.

You can donate to the appeal at