Molly Macgowan

Total raised

£12,041.94

Target: £20,000.00


Molly died on 23 July 2008. She had a great sense of humour, loved being outdoors and loved her daughters. We still miss her lots.

Mum's stroke was totally out of the blue, dying at a very young 62 when she still had lots to explore and give to life. She died not knowing or getting the chance to meet her granddaughter. As her granddaughter gets older it's great to tell her all about Granny Mo and things she liked to do.

After Molly's stroke, we realised how little we and many others knew about this big killer.

Mum's love of the outdoors took her walking and cycling and she loved a good dance; in her youth she jived the night away and laterally she took up line dancing. It seemed only natural that our awareness and fundraising ideas focused on the outdoors or dancing.

Since 2008, we (Kirsty and Shirley) have been raising funds for the Stroke Association with our target to raise £20,000. So far, we have run half marathons, triathlons, cycled across Scotland, held Zumbathons, ceilidhs, discos and a Ladies Night (who doesn't like a bit of pampering!).

It's been great fun organising events for friends and Stroke supporters and spending time with each other, spreading awareness of FAST along the way.

If any money we raise can help develop research to prevent deaths or to make recovery much better then we will keep putting on our trainers and dancing shoes!

In the past decade, we have been astounded at how many families and friends have been affected by stroke. This is why it's so important to keep talking about it, to raise awareness and support each other.

The loss of Molly in our lives never gets easier. As her granddaughter grows up, the gap in our life only becomes bigger.

We look forward to seeing you at any future events.