A community has rallied round to raise more than £3,000 for charity in memory of a mum who battled cancer.
Residents from Aberdeen’s Garthdee area dug deep to help send Bizzy Cormack to Boston after she was diagnosed with incurable cancer.
Bizzy’s sister Sarah lives in the US and the pair had not seen each other for 23 years.
A fundraising web page was set up and Inchgarth Community Centre chairman Paul O’Connor, who was a friend of Bizzy, organised a coffee afternoon to bring in more cash.
Sadly Bizzy, 49, passed away before she could make the trip.
But Paul went ahead with the event, with North-east magician Gary Seagraves providing the entertainment.
The event was a huge success, bringing in more than £600.
The money will now be added to the web page total of £2,700 and donated to Cancer Research UK, CLAN Cancer Support and Friends of Anchor to help others going through the disease.
Bizzy’s daughter Laura, 19, said: “All the family would like to thank Paul for all he did for our mum and for being so supportive to us during this difficult time.
“He was a fantastic friend to her and she loved spending time with him.
“We would like to also thank everyone who helped raise the money, it’s going towards three amazing cancer charities close to mum’s heart which we hope will make a difference to many people’s lives and that hopefully one day there will be a cure.”