We created a giant slab cake for 275 people to enjoy who attended the recent 'Stewart McIntyre Charity Ceilidh'. We’re in a fortunate position to be able to bake something big enough to serve 200+ people. Harry Gow were so pleased to be able to support such a worthy cause and donate a cake that could be enjoyed by guests and also celebrate someone who was much-loved and lost too young
Stewart was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia on 23rd December 2013 at the age of 24 after feeling unwell for a short time. Stewart was transferred to the Beatson Oncology Centre in Glasgow shortly after his diagnosis where he would receive the rest of the three year treatment but he sadly lost his fight on 7th July 2015 after just nineteen months. The fundraising event took place on the 9th of February at the Kingsmills Hotel, Inverness - a date near to what would have been Stewart’s 30th birthday. We presented a huge vanilla sponge cake with cream and jam filling, suitably ‘Manchester United’ themed as Stewart was a major fan of the football team.
Kirstie Murray, Stewart’s sister, said “We were so chuffed that Harry Gow provided such a wonderful cake for the cause. Stewart would have loved it. He was an unconditionally caring person who touched so many people with his warm smile and friendly personality. His positive attitude in even the hardest times was extraordinary. Throughout his illness he enjoyed fundraising for the numerous charities which helped him cope with both the leukaemia and his transition to Glasgow. I have continued to fundraise for the charities in Stewart’s name and my latest venture was ‘The Stewart McIntyre Charity Ceilidh”.
A whopping £8,382.60 was raised at the event for TCT and CLIC in Stewart’s name.