STAFF at East Renfrewshire Council have raised more than one thousand pounds for a great local cause.

Workers at the council managed to raise £1100 for local cancer charity, Doing it for Daniel, as part of their Easter Eggstravaganza.

Each year, staff nominate and vote for local charities to become their fundraising partner and for 2023/24, the cancer charity was selected.

Doing it for Daniel was set up in memory of Daniel Caplan from Newton Mearns by his parents in July 2021.

Daniel was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumour called DMG/DIPG (Diffuse midline glioma), in May 2020 at 16 years old.

He then sadly died on November 30, 2020.

The charity aims to provide financial assistance for children and young people with a cancer diagnosis at the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow and The Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre by funding special gifts, experiences, days out, and holidays.

They also raise money for and support brain tumour research, with a focus on the childhood brain cancer DIPG and offer support for parents dealing with a brain tumour diagnosis in their child.

Sharing the news on social media, East Renfrewshire Council, said: "A big thanks to our staff for raising over £1,100 for local charity, Doing it for Daniel through our Easter Eggstravaganza.

"Every year staff nominate and vote for local charities to become our fundraising partner and for 2023/24, Doing It For Daniel was selected."