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Cookstown woman takes initiative in children’s cancer fundraiser

Pictured left to right are: Colm O'Kane (Lissan Vintage Club Treasurer), Norman Harkness (Amanda's father and member of Lissan Vintage Club), Edward Turkington (Lissan Vintage Club) and Amanda Weir.

Pictured left to right are: Colm O'Kane (Lissan Vintage Club Treasurer), Norman Harkness (Amanda's father and member of Lissan Vintage Club), Edward Turkington (Lissan Vintage Club) and Amanda Weir.

 

A COOKSTOWN woman who underwent a bone marrow transplant after being diagnosed with a rare blood disorder, has presented cheques to the Northern Ireland Children’s Cancer Unit Fund following fundraising events.

Amanda Weir was diagnosed with aplastic anaemia when she was nine-years-old and was only given a 50/50 per cent chance of survival. However, using bone marrow donated by her sister Pamela who was 16 at the time, Amanda underwent the transplant plus chemotherapy.

Now, 25 years later, to mark this special milestone, a fundraising evening was held at the Royal Hotel in Cookstown on Thursday, October 10.

In January, Amanda, from Orritor Road in the town, was presented with a cheque for £1000 from Lissan Vintage Club which was made in connection with her fundraising efforts.

The Cookstown woman also presented a cheque totalling £5015.40 to the NICCUF which was a result of all the fundraising events held by family and friends as well as businesses in Cookstown.

 
 
 

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