An Arbroath charity zumbathon that raised more than £4,000 for Breakthrough Breast Cancer has been given the royal seal of approval.
Organiser of the event Jillian Low was invited to present the cheque to the organisation at a reception at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh last Wednesday.
And while she was there, she had the honour of meeting His Royal Highness, Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay, patron of the charity at the event.
The zumbathon took place at Arbroath Sports Centre in February and a grand total of £4,151 was raised.
And Jillian presented a cheque for the amount to Myles Fitt and Barbara Wait from the charity.
Jillian said: “I have hosted a fund-raising zumbathon in Arbroath for Breakthrough for the past two years and meeting Prince Charles is such an honour.
“My fund-raising wouldn’t be possible without my friends and colleagues each year, so I owe a big thank you to them.
“The charity makes a real difference to the lives of women with breast cancer.
“However their work in Scotland is not yet done, and that is why I will continue to give my support to such a worthwhile charity.”
During the evening, guests were also told about an exciting new phase of research in Scotland.
Breakthrough has committed to further their research programme based in Edinburgh, under the leadership of Professor Mike Dixon, one of the UK’s top breast surgeons.
Over the next five years, Prof Dixon and his team will continue their work on the clinical effect of risk factors, drugs and drug resistance on ER-positive breast cancer, with the ultimate aim being to develop tests that will predict whether or not a patient will respond to treatment.
Breakthrough need to raise £425,000 over the next five years to fund this work.