A Fife couple are inviting people from across the Kingdom to join them for a golf tournament to raise money for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research after they lost their daughter to leukaemia, aged just 28.
Lynn Forrest was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia after she was rushed to Ninewells Hospital in Dundee with acute back pains. Her condition deteriorated quickly and three days after diagnosis Lynn died.
Mum Catherine says: "The whole thing was just so unbelievable. Lynn developed what we all thought was just a cold at the beginning of December 2008. By the time Christmas Day came round we were treating her with the usual common remedies for a cold. Then this happened – it was all just such a terrible shock.
"Lynn was just such a lovely girl. She was a mathematician and worked as a statistician and in finance. Lynn worked very hard - she was a high achiever in school and university - but she liked to have fun too and was very sociable. She could diffuse any kind of situation with her pleasant attitude and smile and could always tell you a funny anecdote about what had happened that day in her life."
Now Catherine and her husband Charles are helping the committee of Charleton Members Golf Club to organise a golf tournament at their course in Colinsburgh on Saturday 24 July to help raise vital money for better treatments and cures for blood cancers including leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma.
Entry for four players is £100 while businesses from across Fife are invited to sponsor a hole for £50. Raffle tickets are on sale at a cost of £1 and prizes up for grabs include a 32" HD LCD TV, top-of-the-range Laptop and Wii games console as well as golf course pictures and other paintings, meal vouchers for East Neuk eateries, bottles of spirits and wine and many others.
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