Bands and businesses line up for bone cancer charity auction

Published: June 1, 2013
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Since pipes|drums first reported on tenor drummer Fiona Morris’s successful battle against cancer, the Kinross, Scotland resident has raised more than £5,000 in cash donations to the Bone Cancer Research Trust, and now she’s organized a month-long auction of piping and drumming merchandise for the same cause.

A member of the Grade 1 Boghall & Bathgate Caledonia Pipe Band, Morris was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer, last year just after the World Pipe Band Championships.

The auction comprises numerous items from piping and drumming businesses, bands and sports teams, including two full sets of pipes from Wallace Bagpipes, an eight-yard kilt from The Kilt Centre and signed footballs from Glasgow Rangers and St. Mirren.

After treatment and the threat of losing a leg altogether, the cancer is in remission and Morris is back playing with the band. She plans to travel with the band to Ontario to perform and compete at the Cobourg Highland Games June 14-15.

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