A LARKFIELD woman is fundraising for her local hospice after being inspired by her brother in law's battle with a rare form of cancer.

Debbie Scobie, 49, is organising a prize raffle to raise as much money as she can for Ardgowan Hospice.

Her brother in law, Phil Hughes, was diagnosed with Liposarcoma three years ago.

Liposarcoma is a rare cancer of connective tissues and Phil is currently undergoing chemotherapy.

Debbie wanted to do something to help and after talking to Phil she decided that she would raise money for charity.

She said: “I had a few gifts in the house and thought I’d put them to use by organising a raffle to raise money.

“I haven’t set myself a target, I just want to raise what I can, every penny helps.

“Phil was a gym fanatic and although he isn’t able to go to the gym due to the chemotherapy making his weak and tired he still does what he can and goes walking when he’s able.

“He is such an inspiration and I just wanted to show my support.”

Debbie has contacted local businesses and extended her thanks to everyone who has donated so far, with Morton and Joseph Harley among the firms helping out.

Debbie said: "I want to thank everyone who has donated and bought tickets already, it really is appreciated.

"People have been so supportive.”

Debbie will make the draw on Sunday February 10.

She is asking anyone who can help with donations to get in touch through her Facebook page or by calling 07849090456.