A family who lost their teenage daughter to cancer are ensuring the fundraising legacy of Laura’s Fun Day will continue.
Laura Forbes, a pupil at Forfar Academy, was diagnosed with bone cancer in 2011. She died a week after her 16th birthday in February 2013.
After her death, Forfar Academy organised an annual fun day at Murton Farm, on the outskirts of the town, raising more than £20,000 for charities.
The fun day is not happening this year but Laura’s mum Audrey is taking part in Dundee Kiltwalk in her daughter’s memory on August 19.
Laura missed a lot of school as she underwent intensive chemotherapy and operations.
During her treatment, the family were told about Calum’s Cabin, a retreat on the Isle of Bute for children with cancer and their families. They were offered a week’s holiday to enjoy being together, away from a hospital environment.
Audrey said: “To remember Laura, we did the Kiltwalk for Calum’s Cabin last year and loved it. It was an incredibly special day.”
The family have urged people to do something special and get involved with this year’s Kiltwalk for Calum’s Cabin to give more families the opportunity to visit Bute.