Fundraising fashions for Cannon

Queensferry parishioners who have prayed for a little American boy during his year of cancer treatment are now holding an ambitious fundraising event for a charity started in his name.

Cannon Wiggins from Orlando (3) was diagnosed with stage four neuroblastoma last year and has undergone a gruelling 12 months of treatment.

His mum, Melissa, is originally from Edinburgh, and close friends Lesley Gould, a primary teacher from Lang Rigg, Echline, and Sidell Kane, a florist in South Queensferry, have organised a children’s fashion show and tea party at Queensferry Church on the Loan on Sunday, August 31.

The event runs from 4-7pm and for little ones the entry fee of £2 includes tea party and children’s entertainer Mick Magic from Dunfermline, for adults it is £4 for tea, coffee and cakes.

Lesley said: ‘‘This is a severe cancer and he has had a year of treatment; thankfully he is coming through the other end of it.

‘‘Our prayer group has prayed for him over this year, and the family are coming back to Scotland in August for a visit so we decided to hold an event.’’

Youngsters who want to take part in the show can pay £7 to take part and receive a souvenir t-shirt to keep. To volunteer to take part in the children’s fashion show email Donations for the raffle or home baking for the event can be handed in to Queensferry Parish Church.