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Love and Light for Katie

It was so lovely to have the opportunity to speak about the importance of an early ovarian cancer diagnosis in Edinburgh tonight on behalf of Target Ovarian Cancer, at an event organised to raise money for this incredible charity.

I was invited to speak at the event by an incredible man named Michael who worked tirelessly to create a spectacular evening so that money could be raised in memory of his dear childhood friend Katie who sadly passed away at the age of 21 following an ovarian cancer diagnosis. Having met several of Katie’s friends this evening, and sharing the same oncologist, I can say with confidence that I believe she was a wonderful young woman full of positivity and love.


It is an honour to be able to raise awareness in her name so that more women can be diagnosed early and increase their chances of survival. How lovely and inspiring it is to see her loved ones create such positivity in her name.

Thank you to everyone involved for letting me be a part of your special evening. I was so deeply moved by your words and hugs and it was my utmost privilege to meet you all.

With love and light always to each and every one of you, Fi xxx

#ThinkTeal

T – toilet habit changes

E – energy levels dropping

A – abdominal pain or swelling

L – loss of appetite

If two or more of these symptoms persist for two weeks or longer visit your GP and request a CA125 blood test AND an ultra sound 💜🙏🏻💕

Smear tests DO NOT screen for ovarian cancer and the symptoms whisper xxx

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Kindness Ripples for Maggies

As I’m sure you already know, I hand out Random Act of Kindness envelopes to strangers in a bid to make the world a happier place whilst also raising awareness for Ovarian Cancer….If you don’t know this already then please check out my dedicated kindness page!

Well…just before Christmas I left an envelop on a parked car at the hospital where I get my cancer treatment. The woman who received it got in touch and let me know that she was ‘paying it forward’ as so many wonderful recipients have decided to do.

This is her message to you all.

I received one of Fi’s wonderful teal, random act of kindness envelopes on my car in December, along with the money was the card. When I looked into what it was, I was amazed to read Fi’s story and her journey. I was inspired to put this gift to good use. I made up a medical tv drama anagram quiz using the £10 gift from Fi as the prize and I am pleased to say it raised £67 for Maggies Dundee. Fi continues to inspire me and also some of my friends who are also carrying out RAOK of their own.

Love and light, Fi xxx

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Random Act of Kindness – No 15

Today I delivered my 15th Random Act of Kindness! This one made me smile loads as it was my largest one to date – a whopping £50!


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When my loved ones raised £500 for my husband and I to treat ourselves following my operation we made the decision to use the money to do random acts of kindness for complete strangers…
We didn’t want to profit from my diagnosis and the idea of sharing the love and kindness given to us filled us with so much more happiness than spending it on something ever could.

So since then we’ve been handing out envelopes with either a £10 or £20 note inside and the impact has been incredible!! Just read some of the amazing ripples that have started happening…including a bungee jump, press articles and people handing out their own envelopes across the UK!

The number of envelopes I have to hand out continues to grow  thanks to a number of amazing donations!

  •  £30 anonymous donation from the ‘lace maker’.
  •  £40 anonymous donation from ‘D&L’.
  • £60 donation from AngieB Photography.
  • £10 donation from a lady who watched me present.
  • £90 donation from Love Fusion following the auction of two of their paintings.
  • £10 donation from a reader of my blog xxx

I am extremely grateful and blessed to have received these donations which I will pass on to others.


I was listening to our local radio station this morning – the same one that gave me loads of random acts of kindness for me! – and heard that they were launching an appeal to raise money to buy coats for local children after identifying over 600 children who would otherwise be feeling the cold this winter!

As many as 1 in 4 children in parts of Tayside & North East Fife go without the most basic of essentials. That’s hundreds of children on our own doorstep.

Coats for Kids will run throughout October – we have four weeks to raise £30,000 to ensure these kids don’t go cold this winter.

Funds raised will be used to provide a £50 clothing voucher to every qualifying child (as verified by a professional childcare worker), and your support will be acknowledged on our Facebook page.

Can you pledge £50 to keep one of these kids cosy?

I wanted to do something and knew that one of my ‘random acts of kindness’ was the answer.

Recently a friend of mine and local photographer, Angie B, had donated £60 to my pot of funds and so I knew that was exactly what I was going to use to donate to the ‘coats for kids’ campaign.

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If you would like to donate to this amazing cause, you can do so by simply texting COSY to 70808 to donate £5 or visit their webpage.

Together we can make a difference for local children and show them the love and kindness they deserve.

Love and light, Fi xxx

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Can you help?…

We are organising a charity masquerade ball for Macmillan.
We are looking for sponsorship and donations from businesses to help reduce essential event costs and increase the total profits so that Macmillan nurses can help more people affected by cancer.

Sponsorship options are as follows:-

Gold: Main Event Sponsor

💙Cost £1000

💙Named as main event sponsor

💙Featured on photography backdrop to appear on facebook/twitter and in local press

💙Dual branding at event with Macmillan

Silver: Welcome Drinks Package Sponsor

💜Cost £800 

💜Named as drinks package sponsor with branding space available on bar.

Bronze: Auction Sponsor

💚Cost £600

💚Named as auction sponsor at event – branding space available on silent auction table

💚Named/thanked on facebook page for silent auction

Name a Table

❤️Cost £500 per table

❤️Named on table as sponsor

❤️Named on official seating plan

In addition to the above, all businesses who sponsor the event will be:

🌟Mentioned in pre and post event news articles in local press.

🌟Mentioned in pre and post event official Macmillan Scotland Facebook Posts

🌟Able to include organisation information in goody bags for approx 230 guest

🌟Thanked during the event 

🌟Thanked in my blog/facebook – my blog now has over 24000 readers and my Facebook has an average reach of 5000 people per post 

💕 We are also looking for businesses to donate raffle and silent auction prizes or goody bag donations*

Again these businesses will benefit from public thanks from myself and Macmillan Scotland 💕

Interested?

Please contact Pamela on pemcallister@live.co.uk

We are also happy to consider specific requests/alternative proposals for sponsorship.

Thank you.
Love and light, Fi xxx
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*Goody Bag Donations – Any item valued at £3 or over donated for the goody bags can be accompanied with an additional money off voucher/promotional leaflet for that business. Bags can support a leaflet up to A5 in size. Minimum donation of 30 items.

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Race For Life (video)

Today was incredible!

​Today 22 of my dearest friends and loved ones from all areas of my life – including my mum, sister and dad (in a wig!) – came together to pull on their running shoes and run the local 5km Race for Life and I couldn’t be more proud!

I felt absolutely showered with love and support. I don’t think I can ever put into words how special all of these awesome ladies made me feel by giving up their Sunday to help raise money for cancer research! And not just any Sunday either, it’s also Father’s Day today!

I am truly blessed to know such wonderful women!

And do you know what’s even more awesome?…between them they raised over £5000! How insanely awesome is that?!

I could go on and on about how grateful I am but instead I’ll let the photos do the talking for once. I could actually cry with how happy these pictures make me!

Oh and yes, of course, I was dressed like a bumble bee and I even had a mini bumble bee friend with me!…bumble bees are very special to me and play an important role in motivating me on my journey.


Love and light to everyone, Fi xxx

Bald is beautiful – it’s all about embracing the new look 💕

Hubby sporting the most awesome Tshirt in the world!

Ex-colleagues who traveled two hours to show their support!

Ex-volunteering buddy!

Friends and an ex-colleague who is also my much loved companion on my chemo days!

Hypnotherapy buddies!

Ex-colleague and neighbour!Soul sister!

My amazing parents!

Mini support sporting her home made support banner 💕

Seeing my parents finish the race 💕

The post run picnic 💕

The grand total raised by all the ladies running today was an amazing £226k!!!

You can still donate – every penny counts! Thank you!

Together we will beat cancer sooner xxx