A BRAVE Port woman battling breast cancer is thanking hospice heroes by organising a fundraising fete in her back garden

Kind hearted Margaret Buntine wanted to thank the charity so she decided to arrange a charity event at her home.

She now hopes to raise lots of money for the service before she goes back into hospital for more treatment.

Care worker Margaret, of Montrose Avenue, said: "This has helped take my mind off everything and given me something to focus on.

"I have had great support from the hospice with their complimentary therapies.

"It is a wonderful service.

"When I was speaking to the girls there they told me they rely on donations and I decided I wanted to do something to help.

"I used to work in Playtex and I organised wee events but I can't believe the response to this.

"I have had so many brilliant donations from people at work, neighbours and friends.

"Everyone has been so kind and people have even been chapping my door to hand in stuff."

Margaret's life was turned upside down when a routine mammogram in January showed she had no fewer than four cancerous tumours.

Since then she has faced gruelling chemotherapy for 10 days at a time and has had to have spells in hospital.

The 57-year-old added: "I have had good news because three of the tumours have gone.

"On Tuesday I am going in to hospital for a lumpectomy.

"I will get injections to keep the cancer at bay."

Her five sisters and four brothers have pulled out all the stops to help Margaret through her battle, along with her son Paul.

They have all been helping her to organise the garden fete.

Margaret's nieces and grand nieces will all have stalls as they try to raise as much money as they can.

Her sister Rose Buntine said: "Margaret has been so brave and she has been through such a lot.

"But she is a fighter.

"We are really looking forward to the day."

Margaret's garden fete takes place at 111 Montrose Avenue, Port Glasgow from 1 to 4pm.