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A charity champion

10 May 2016

Laura MacPhee, a newly qualified accountant who works for the Glasgow practice Alexander Sloan, has raised over £3,000 for Crohn's & Colitis UK by hosting a charity fundraiser in Rutherglen's 100 Acres function suite earlier this month.

Laura, 28, who was diagnosed with the inflammatory bowel condition, Ulcerative Colitis, six years ago, was motivated to raise funds in gratitude for the support she has received from the charity.

She said: “Despite having my final exams recently I was really keen to put on the event and do my bit to raise money for the charity. It’s all about raising awareness of the condition.

"People are often diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis between 20 and 35, and it is important to show that although it’s tough to come to terms with, it is a controllable condition and there is lots of support available to get on with your life.

“Various members of my family did a sponsored 46 mile cycle a few years but I was too poorly to join in so I have put my energy into this fundraiser and I’m delighted that over a hundred people turned up and dug deep into their pockets to help us raise such a large sum.”

Crohns & Colitis UK, founded in 1978 aims to make life easier for the 300,000 people in the UK with Ulcerative Colitis and other forms of Inflammatory bowel disease.

Laura, who joined Alexander Sloan in 2014 is now a fully qualified Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). She plans to stage another fund-raising event in the near future.

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