Ellon businesses go gold for childhood cancer awareness month

Local businesses have gathered to support Go Gold September, a campaign to raise awareness of childhood cancer.

A number of gold bicycles have been put on display across the country in memory of children who have died from cancer, including several in the Northeast.

With the support of John Igesund of Fencing Solutions Tarves, Ellon companies have been able to show their support for the campaign by displaying vehicles that pay tribute to Hamish Dear, who died in 2015 at just three years old after a nine-month battle with neuroblastoma. .

His parents, Kris and Hollie, then founded the charity Hamish Dear’s Warm Hugs in Memory of Families in 2016 to help families living with a child diagnosed with cancer.

The Pet Stop Grampian hosts the golden bicycle in memory of Hamish Dear.

A golden bicycle in honor of Hamish’s memory can be found in the window of The Pet Stop Grampian

Owner Shona Dempster said: “John asked if I could show a gold bike in the shop in September – at first I wasn’t sure why but when I realized it was meant to raise awareness of childhood cancer I couldn’t say no .

“As a mother, I can’t imagine heartbreaking parents having to suffer when a child is diagnosed with terminal cancer and knowing their lives are short before they even start is heartbreaking.

“The gold bike belonged to a little local boy named Hamish, and when I saw it, I felt a lump in my throat and the reality of what happened to this little boy hit home.”

Mitchell’s House Of Mayhem also do their part, with a gold Sinclair C5 in memory of Hamish.

Anyone wishing to donate to Hamish Dear’s Warm Hugs to help them support children with cancer can do so online at: www.justgiving.com/hamishdears-warmhugs

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