LEADING shortbread brand Paterson’s has raised over £75,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support to help provide vital emotional, practical, medical and financial support to the growing number of people living with the disease.

Last year the Scottish firm made a commitment to raise vital funds for the charity and is calling on public support to smash their £100,000 target by July.

When the partnership began, Paterson’s committed to fundraising this significant six figure sum for Macmillan within one year and pledged that for every promotional pack of Paterson’s shortbread sold across the country, it would donate a percentage of the proceeds to the charity.

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Allan Miller, sales and marketing director at Paterson Arran, said: “We’d like to say a huge thank you to our customers across Edinburgh and Lothian for their contributions so far, it has certainly helped us on our way to reaching our £100,000 goal, which could power 2,000 hours of support at Macmillan centres across the country.”