In recognition of her fundraising...
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Camera Obscura keyboardist Carey Lander has won a posthumous award in recognition of her fundraising.

The keyboard player was much-loved throughout Scottish music and beyond, and her battle with osteosarcoma attracted aid from all quarters.

Carey started a JustGiving project during her illness, eventually breaking all records for money raised on behalf of Sarcoma UK.

Sadly, Carey Lander passed away in October 2015, when the account sat at £50,000 - but her memory pushed the campaign further and further.

Eventually raising more than £130,000 this stands as Sarcoma UK’s largest ever single fundraising appeal.

In recognition of this, Carey Lander was awarded a Special Recognition Award at last night's JustGiving Awards ceremony (November 22nd).

Lindsey Bennister Sarcoma UK Chief Executive, comments: “We are delighted that Carey has been given this award. By speaking out and sharing her journey, Carey changed the sarcoma landscape significantly. The amount she raised from her campaign was groundbreaking for Sarcoma UK, and as a charity we owe an awful lot to this quite remarkably special lady. Her legacy will certainly live on through the research we have been able to invest in thanks to Carey’s fundraising.”

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