THE former mayor of Royal Wootton Bassett returned to the Great Western Hospital victorious yesterday having not only beaten skin cancer but having raised £4,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Linda Frost was diagnosed with melanoma in summer 2012 when her GP raised concerns about the size of a mole on her right leg.

It was removed in November, but tests showed the tumour had spread deeper than initially thought.

A week later she was back in the operating theatre.

Two years and a dozen fundraising events later, Linda was able to show her gratitude fully to her GWH Macmillan nurse Tina Phillips when she presented her and the charity with a cheque for £4,000.

“Knowing I had Tina I could turn to at any time is such a reassurance and gives you hope for the future,” she said.

“I chose Macmillan Cancer Support as my charity during my year as Mayor of Royal Wootton Bassett in 2013 to say thank you.

“We had a cake, bric-a-brac and vegetable sale, and that was followed by a wine tasting and the Mayor’s 5km Charity Race in March.

Linda’s mother Ann Futter was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2012. Sadly she died the following year. While Ann was not cared for by Macmillan it gave Linda emotional support.

To support Macmillan contact fundraising manager Steve Goodrick on 07595 091812 or email