A big thanks from Finlay

STONEHAVEN youngster Finlay Sangster and his family are feeling very fortunate this festive season, thanks to all of the family members, friends and members of the wider community who have contributed to Finlay’s Fund recently.

Finlay, who is six years old, has cerebral palsy and requires expensive equipment and therapies to help him to live as normal a life as possible.

His parents, Bruce and Gail, fundraise tirelessly for Finlay’s Fund, in order to provide their son with everything that needs.

Gail said: “We have been very very lucky. We continue to be amazed by the level of support we receive but we are so grateful as we have a large wish list building up again. Physiotherapy is covered for the foreseeable future thanks to the recent donations and we have a few priorities such as a ramp and chair for Finlay’s grandparents house to ensure he continues to have access to their houses and can be comfortable while spending time there. We are also researching suitable computer equipment to match the software and hardware he is using in school - ideally we want to compliment his school computer to ensure continuity throughout his education.”

Some of those who have contributed to the Fund recently include Dave Taylor, who raised £650 with a sponsored bungee jump.

The Scottish Country Dance Group held a raffle which raised an amazing £600 which will go towards Finlay’s private physiotherapy sessions.

At the end of ‘Movemeber’ a shavathon was organised in the Belvedere Hotel with a Barber’s Quartette to entertain between shaves and questions. A great night was had by all who attended and £151.65 was raised for Finlay’s Fund with BAA matching this amount to donate to Mearns FM. Gail said: “A huge thank you to Doug McKelvie for organising the event and everyone who gave up their time for two great causes.”