An Avon representative from Bridge of Don in Aberdeen has raised over £100,000 for Breast Cancer Now.
Kate Beaton began fundraising over seven years ago to raise money for breast cancer research after her sister was diagnosed with the disease. Since then she has held countless bake sales, raffles, race nights and local walks. Supported by Avon, friends and family, her tireless commitment has helped her to raise a phenomenal amount of money to fund life-saving research.
Over the years, beauty company, Avon has supported Kate, donating raffle prizes and matching some of her fundraising activities.
“When I started fundraising for Breast Cancer Now, over seven years ago, I never set out to raise this amount of money! I simply wanted to help fund research that would help women with breast cancer like my sister.
“Over the years I’ve been blown away by the support of my wonderful friends and family who have helped me to reach this amazing target. I would also like to thank Avon who have supported me from the very beginning.
“It’s wonderful to be acknowledged for my fundraising efforts but the real reward is knowing that I’m contributing to life-saving breast cancer research.”
Bernie Nolan, Head of Corporate Partnerships, Breast Cancer Now, said:
“We cannot thank Kate enough for the outstanding contribution that she has made to the charity. This is the largest amount of money raised by any individual in Scotland for Breast Cancer Now. It’s an incredible achievement and we’re so grateful for Kate’s support.
“All of the money raised has been invested in world-class research to help prevent, treat and ultimately stop breast cancer. Without the support of amazing supporters like Kate our life-saving work simply wouldn’t be possible.
“On behalf of everyone at Breast Cancer Now I would like to congratulate Kate and say a huge thank you for her many, many years of hard work, dedication and commitment to the charity.”
Andrea Slater, President UK, Avon said:
“Avon has been dedicated to raising funds and awareness of the breast cancer cause for 25 years and we’re incredibly proud of Kate and her achievement. Kate has made such a difference to the lives of women everywhere. What a great example of how one person can make a huge impact.
“This terrible disease continues to destroy families, friends and our loved ones, we must continue to unite in the fight to defeat breast cancer for good.”