Fundraising event celebrates 25 years of bone marrow transplant

Amanda Weir from Cookstown pictured last year carrying the Olympic torch.
Amanda Weir from Cookstown pictured last year carrying the Olympic torch.
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A COOKSTOWN woman who underwent a bone marrow transplant after being diagnosed with a rare blood disorder, is hoping to repeat the fundraising success of her family 25 years ago.

Amanda Weir from Orritor Road, received the transplant after her sister Pamela donated bone marrow and she is hoping to raise as much as possible for the Northern Ireland Children’s Cancer Unit fund through a coffee evening and cake sale at the Royal Hotel on Thursday, October 10, to express her gratitude to them for saving her life.

Meanwhile, readers can help in a number of ways including donating a prize for raffle or auction (prizes valued over £15 will be auctioned). Readers can also make a cash donation (in person to Amanda, her family or they can be sent to the Royal Hotel for the attention of Amanda Weir. Cheques are also welcome, made payable to Amanda - to Royal Hotel, 64-72 Coagh Street, Cookstown BT80 8NG. Donations can be made via PayPal - amanda.weir@hotmail.co.uk, or Just Giving - www.justgiving.com/Amanda-Weir, or text - CLAG88 £ (enter amount here) to 70070.

See this week’s Mid-Ulster Mail for full details.