The inspirational fundraisers

Ahead of the JustGiving Awards 2015 we highlight their extraordinary achievements

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The Independent Online

Not long to go now until the JustGiving Awards 2015 and before the winners are announced, we are taking the opportunity to shout about the amazing fundraising work done by all the finalists.

Megan Clancy, from Glasgow, has been nominated by the public in the Outstanding Commitment category following her amazing fundraising efforts in memory of her father, Thomas, who died earlier this year from Pancreatic Cancer.

Megan was inspired to raise money for Pancreatic Cancer Scotland, to help those with the illness so they are able to spend more time with their families.

The 19-year-old works at a branch of B&Q, where her father was a regional manager, and she says that everyone just adored him.

Her fundraising initiative started as a “local community type of thing with friends and families being involved” and before long it had spread nationwide.

Megan managed to get almost all branches of B&Q in Scotland to start raising money for the cause, raising more than £108,000.

“The fundraising has really just spiralled, and we've achieved much more than we could ever have imagined. I'm still amazed about how much we managed to achieve through this fundraising.

“We set up the Just Giving page for people to donate just after what had happened, and we figured probably £1,000 maximum. Now we're up to £100,000, and it's still a shock to say, when people ask, that's how much we've actually managed to achieve,” said Megan.

Brian Beacom admires Megan's perseverance and determination to help, and has nominated her for the award.

Brian said: “Her enthusiasm for raising money for this cause in the face of recent bereavement, and the way in which many of her father's former and recent colleagues rallied to help, are testimony to the man himself. He would have been rightly proud of the efforts of his daughter.”

Anyone who wishes to donate can do it via Megan's Just Giving page at: https://www.justgiving.com/thomasclancy.

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