A WOMAN who lost her mum to pancreatic cancer had to say her final goodbyes through a window.

Lesley Irving has since been raising awareness of the disease - and funds for charity.

She arranged for the famous clock in Glasgow Central Station to turn purple today - World Pancreatic Cancer Day.

This move also highlights the theme of this year’s campaign – It’s About Time.

A team of people from Network Rail also got behind the campaign to display placards with the words “Today I will make time for…”

Lesley, from Lenzie, lost her mum Pauline, who was 72, to pancreatic cancer in June.

Pauline was diagnosed with the disease in February and passed away in Ayrshire Hospice.

Due to Covid-19 regulations, Lesley could only say her final goodbyes to her mum through the window of the hospice.

Lesley said: “The week she was going to die, the hospice pulled her bed up to the window. I’m glad they did, but it was traumatic.

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“I was standing in flowers trying to lean up to a window. I couldn't reach her to hold her hand.”

Since losing her mum, Lesley has been determined to raise awareness of pancreatic cancer.

She started fundraising for Pancreatic Cancer Action Scotland and so far, has raised more than £5,000.

Lesley added: “With some cancers you might get time but there was no time with mum.

“In February we were enjoying coffees on a Saturday and within weeks she had been destroyed by pancreatic cancer.”

“When I felt lost, I thought I was best doing something positive, and I’m determined to keep going. I really hope that through fundraising and raising awareness we can help other people as more needs to be done to create better outcomes for pancreatic cancer patients.”

Murray Easton, of Pancreatic Cancer Action Scotland, said: “'Lesley's passion and determination to raise funds and awareness is inspiring.

“Pancreatic Cancer Action Scotland is determined to ensure that the 2020's is the decade of change for pancreatic cancer and our supporters will play a huge role in that.

“Grassroots awareness is so important and Lesley's energy and efforts to raise awareness about the symptoms might just be the spark that results in an earlier diagnosis, which greatly enhances the chances of survival. We are extremely grateful for Lesley's support.”

To donate to Lesley’s Just Giving Page, visit justgiving.com/crowdfunding/paulineirving.