An Aberdeen wrestling promoter is holding a charity show – in thanks for support given to one of its workers.
Kirsten McDonald, who helps to sell merchandise for Aberdeen-based Wrestlezone, was diagnosed with breast cancer in January 2017.
After undergoing 19 sessions of chemotherapy, she has since been told that there is no evidence of cancer in her system.
In appreciation for the support that Kirsten, 43, received from the ANCHOR unit, Wrestlezone is holding a special show in aid of Friends of ANCHOR.
Kirsten, who has been working with Wrestlezone for eight years, said: “What the ANCHOR unit do is phenomenal, so I wasn’t worried about my health.
“It’s not just the treatment that you receive, when you’re hooked up to your ‘chemo cocktail’, there’s people coming round asking if you want a cup of tea, or a head massage.
“Even just the simple things like giving you your first head scarf, they’re so wonderful.”
Kirsten also warned against being complacent when it comes to breast cancer.
She said: “Always check yourself, and if there’s something not normal, even in the way it looks, go see a GP.”
Martyn Clunes, the 37-year-old announcer for the promotion, stressed how important it was for Wrestlezone to do something for Kirsten.
He said: “We’ve known her for about eight years, and she’s become a friend to a lot of us.
“All of us were pretty upset when we found out about her diagnosis.
“The chance for us to do something for her, and to do what we do best, is great.”
The show – Proving Grounds – which had to be rescheduled due to heavy snow, will be held at Cairncry Community Centre in Cornhill tomorrow night.
Admission is free, but fans can make a donation to Friends of ANCHOR at the door.
Kirsten will be the special guest commissioner for the show, meaning she will be responsible for setting up matches and settling disputes between wrestlers, should any arise.