Waid Academy pupil Neve Peacock has nothing but cherished memories of her beloved mum Gillian.
The 17-year-old’s family were shattered just before Christmas last year when cancer took Gillian from Neve, her dad and her two younger brothers.
Neve said “not a day goes by” that she doesn’t think of her.
And now the president of Waid’s charities committee hopes she hass honoured her mum by helping raise funds for the charity which did – and continues to do – so much for the Fife family.
Neve shared her story with her school community as the committee raised funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.
At Waid, in Anstruther, various fundraisers were organised, and Neve said nothing could have been achieved without the “amazing support” of staff.
From the very start the group decided it did not only want to raise money but also awareness for the charity and of cancer itself.
“I knew I wanted to honour my mum and share my own experience of cancer so our peers were able to have a real-life example,” said Neve.
Now, only a few months later, the pupils are handing over about £1,300 to Macmillan.
“We will be able to fund a Macmillan nurse and help another family going through the same struggle that I did,” Neve added.