A STONEHAVEN schoolgirl has raised more than £1300 towards a kidney dialysis unit based in Stonehaven.
Eirinn Kemp (13), was inspired to do a sponsored walk up Lochnagar after witnessing the long trips made by her mother Lorna Stewart, who travels to Aberdeen three times a week for life-saving treatment. Each session takes up to five hours, and luckily Mrs Stewart has access to a car, but she explained that not all of those in need of kidney dialysis in the Kincardine and Mearns area are so lucky. Lorna said that a dialysis satellite unit in Stonehaven would make a “huge difference” to her and other patients like her. A dialysis satellite unit south of Aberdeen City is desperately needed to provide local treatment for patients requiring kidney dialysis. Funds have already been raised for a unit in Stonehaven, but more money is needed to meet the £100,000 shortfall.She has raised a remarkable £1,317 so far, and it is still possible to donate towards the cause by visiting www.justgiving.com/lorna-stewart2 . Any money raised will go the the Grampian NHS Endowment Fund, who will pass every penny onto the Stonehaven Dialysis Unit Fund.