A GOUROCK woman paid a moving tribute to her late husband on their 50th wedding anniversary — by supporting the ‘Glow Gold’ campaign to help child cancer patients.
Kind-hearted Jeanette McClure raised hundreds of pounds for the Tele-backed drive which was led by local mum Gill Mowat, whose son Nathan has leukaemia.
Nathan inspired people across Inverclyde to light up homes and buildings to raise money to support childhood cancer charities.
To mark what would have been her milestone anniversary Jeanette wanted to help support the cause.
She said: “I wanted to do something to mark what would have been our Golden Wedding.
“Our church St John’s in Gourock had supported Nathan and I thought that it would be a great cause.
“I organised a coffee morning in my house with donations going to Nathan.
“I had about 40 people throughout the day and want to thank everyone who supported us, especially Rita Milne and Jean Donnelly for their help.
“It was a lovely day.”
Jeanette’s husband Stewart died in April 2011, seven years after he was diagnosed with a malignant melanoma.
The 71-year-old, of Elm Terrace, said: “He fought it the first time but then it came back with a vengeance.
“We were just about to go on holiday but we had to cancel.”
The couple would have been 50 years married on October 13 this year.
Following Stewart’s death Jeanette and her family organised a charity night which raised £3,000 for the Beatson.
Gillian and Nathan recently met with Jeanette to thank her for the kind donation of £300.
Glow Gold campaigner Gillian said: “We are so grateful for the donation.
“It was so kind of Jeanette to think of us.”
All the money Gill raises as part of the Glow Gold campaign will go to the Children Cancer and Leukaemia Group, a charity supported by Professor Brenda Gibson, who treats Nathan.
Gillian hopes that Glow Gold will highlight the desperate need for more funding for research and treatment of childhood cancer.
Her son Nathan, now six, pictured above with Jeanette, has faced two years of gruelling chemotherapy and is now in his third year as he battles acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.