THOUSANDS of pounds have been raised for Ardgowan Hospice by an inspirational Greenock mum who is battling cancer for the second time.

Kyla McKinlay raised over £12,000 for good causes by leading hundreds of people on a sponsored ‘Baldy Walk’ from Gourock to Inverkip Marina.

The 47-year-old was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011 and managed to beat the disease, but she was told in April of this year that it had returned.

Despite being in the middle of gruelling treatment, Kyla was determined to support others and she decided to fundraise for the hospice and Breast Cancer Care.

She recently handed over the cheque to hospice staff and thanked all those who had supported her donation drive.

Greenock Telegraph: Kyla McKinley raises £12,000 for Ardgowan Hospice

Kyla said: “It was brilliant to be handing over £12,000 to the hospice and then £2,000 to Breast Cancer Care.

“The day of the walk was amazing, we had lots of people turn up which we didn’t expect because it had been pouring with rain.

“The support was brilliant, so many businesses donated gifts and prizes that we ended up with a mammoth raffle.

“It’s lovely to think people want to give back to you and support you in your time of need.

“Inverclyde is one of the most generous places in the world to live and I just can’t express enough how much I appreciate everyone’s support.”