A mum will be distributing thousands of cards to schools to help families recognise the symptoms of childhood cancer early.
Milene Munro’s son Braeden Williams passed away aged seven in October 2014 after battling a brain tumour.
She helped organise the Glow Gold for September campaign last year which aims to raise awareness of children with cancer.
Now, in a bid to help families recognise the early signs and symptoms of cancer, Milene is preparing to distribute special cards to every Aberdeen school. The 48-year-old said: “I looked through the school roll and there are around 23,000 children.
“I have 25,000 cards and it is my aim to get one to every primary and secondary pupil as soon as possible.”
As well as handing out cards in schools, Milene will also be giving cards to every GP.
She said: “There are 30 GP surgeries in Aberdeen and I am hoping to get cards to all of them.
“They will be more technical so doctors know what to look out for.”
Milene, who lives in the city centre, is once again helping to organise Glow Gold this year.
She added: “Having buildings glowing gold is brilliant but people need to be aware of childhood cancer and what to look for.”
Every year more than 4,000 children and young people are diagnosed with cancer in the UK.
Cancer is the number one cause of non-accidental death of children in the country.
September marks childhood cancer awareness month and Milene is asking for more buildings to be turned gold. His Majesty’s Theatre and King’s College Chapel were among those that took part last year.
She said: “We had a fantastic response with more than 150 iconic buildings and landmarks across the UK lighting up and far more from across the globe.
“We are asking venues where possible to illuminate gold for the whole month of September dusk till dawn or whenever the building is normally illuminated.”
She added: “We cannot change what happened to us and our children, but we can make a difference for other children.”