A Kilwinning pancreatic cancer survivor has raised £1,700 to give to continue research into the ‘silent killer’. 

Maureen Auld, along with friends Isobel Grant and Jeanette Queen, held a fashion show and music night in the Number 0 Lodge in the town back in August and raised £1,700 for Pancreatic Cancer Scotland.

Maureen was diagnosed in 2014 after she noticed her urine was darker than usual, that was the only sign.

She said: “I didn’t know much about it but it needs funding and this money will go to the Royal Infirmary in Glasgow. It isn’t well known and is called the ‘silent killer’ as many people don’t know until it is too late. Thank God for dark pee.”

69-year-old Maureen, who next year will celebrate her Golden Wedding to Joe, is already in the process of organising the next event, a Ladies Night in December.

The mother and grandmother added: “I would like to thank everyone for their kindness and generosity with the raffle, it was something else. And a big thanks to Jean for organising the food.”

Well done Maureen, from all at the Times.