Aileen’s push for Pancreatic Cancer Month

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A Mid Argyll woman is raising money for Pancreatic Cancer Scotland during the November awareness month.

Aileen Gillies, originally from Ford, lost her mum in September to the cancer following a six-month battle.

Aileen said: ‘November is pancreatic cancer awareness month and I am busy fundraising for Pancreatic Cancer Scotland.  I have currently raised £100 – I am selling pin badges and pens in AMF fabric shop in Lochgilphead on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10am-3pm.

Pancreatic cancer is one of the most difficult forms of cancer to treat, with very few symptoms meaning an early diagnosis is rare.

Because of this it is one of the most deadly forms of the disease, with only one per cent of people surviving 10 years or more after diagnosis.

Survival rates for breast, melanoma and cervical cancers have dramatically improved in the last 40 years, however pancreatic cancer has remained the same.

Aileen is willing to deliver and post pens and badges to those wishing to help her raise money for the charity.

For those interested in donating, you can contact Aileen on 07825 291614 or visit