A mountain of homemade tablet — more than twice the height of the world’s tallest building — has helped a woman raise almost £70,000 for breast cancer research.
Fiona Edwards has been selling the sweet treats at running events and through family and friends since 2003.
If stacked on top of each other, the 15mm high bars would reach a staggering 1,930 metres (6332 feet), dwarfing the Burj Khalifa, currently the tallest building in the world at a mere 830 metres.
In 2017, Fiona raised over £8,500, bringing her to a whopping total of more than £68,000 which will support researchers at the University of Dundee.
Fiona, of Dundee, said: “I basically made tablet every spare moment I had in 2017, so just under £9,000 is not bad for my wee one woman factory consisting of a wooden spoon, pot and a baking tray.
“2017 was been the best year for me yet, I still sell much of the tablet at running events across Tayside – the runners are always very good to me – and so are my fitness club and family and friends.”
The money raised by Fiona supports pioneering breast cancer research in the University’s School of Medicine, including using 3D mammograms to help detect and measure breasts cancers in women presenting with symptoms.
Professor Andrew Evans, from the university’s School of Medicine, said: “We are hugely indebted to Fiona for the magnificent contribution she makes to supporting cancer research, and breast cancer researchers in particular.
“The monies raised through charity are absolutely vital support for breast cancer research. We could not do the work we do without the support of people like Fiona.”
Fiona presented Professor Evans with a cheque for her 2017 total on Monday 8 January at the Clinical Research Centre, Ninewells Hospital.
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