Young patients helped by the Marion’s Still Smiling (MSS) Foundation met with the charity at a recent reception in Glasgow Children’s Hospital.

The event was to say thank you to all who have supported MSS and saw representatives from the charity meet with some of the children and families whom they have helped.

MSS was set up in memory of Marion Callaghan from Saltcoats who lost her battle with lung cancer in 2014.The family-run charity raises funds to give terminally ill cancer patients the opportunity to go on short holidays and mini breaks.

Maureen Ritchie Callaghan from MSS said: “Our partnership with the Glasgow Hospital commenced in 2018 and we were lucky enough on this visit to meet some of the children who enjoyed breaks during the Summer with Marion’s Still Smiling. Resorts visited were Legoland, Flamingo Land and Centre Parcs to name a few. These breaks are totally appreciated by both the children and the families.

“In 2018 MSS has sent 11 families as referred by Crosshouse Hospital and nine families from the Glasgow Sick Children’s Hospital. This is only possible due to the amazing support we receive from local people in the Three Towns and family and friends.

“It’s only my niece and I that’s involved. We organise the fundraising events, speak to the patients that have been referred, make all the necessary arrangements and do all the phoning from our mobiles at night so that all the patients do is turn up at the resort and enjoy their break.”