Driving sisters help charity

Driving sisters help charity

CROSSGAR sisters Amy and Moyra Blair have helped raise £2,000 for Marie Curie.

The girls were joined by a number of their friends for last weekend’s Marie Curie’s Ladies Driving Challenge fundraising event at Kirkistown race circuit.

Ten years ago, the sisters lost their mother Mrs. Anne Blair to cancer aged just 42. To mark the 10th anniversary of her passing, Anne’s daughters set out to raise £2,000 for Marie Curie, achieving their target.

Mrs. Blair was well known in the Crossgar and Downpatrick areas and her daughters entered two teams of 10 for last weekend’s Kirkistown event when they were joined by their many friends from the local area, in addition to a few from Scotland.

Amy and Moyra arranged to take part in the driving challenge as they wanted to do something a little bit extra to mark the 10th anniversary of their mum’s passing. The cash they have raised will ensure people who need the support of Marie Curie will receive it.

The organisation supported the Blair family during Anne’s illness and the sisters are delighted the money they and their friends, along with local sponsors have helped raise, will be going to a worthy cause.

“The money we have raised will ensure people who need the support of Marie Curie will receive it. The support the organisation provides is priceless,” said Amy.

“I cannot express the difference the Marie Curie support made to our family and friends. The money we raised is going to a very worthy cause and we had a really fantastic day.”

Amy said Marie Curie put a lot of work into the Kirkistown event, adding: “It was a fabulous day and the sun shone especially.”

People can still make a donation to the Crossgar girls fundraising event until the end of the month by logging on at www.justgiving.com/amy-blair or they can text their donation. Send a message with the code AMYB84, followed by the amount you would like to donate to 70070.

• Due to a production issue, the caption under the photo of Mrs. Anne Blair in last week’s edition was wrong. We regret the error.