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Community pull together for fundraiser

Stars in the Sky organisers Marjolein Donker and Megan Mitchell with Amy's daughter Halle Reid.

Stars in the Sky organisers Marjolein Donker and Megan Mitchell with Amy's daughter Halle Reid.

A fundraising evening in memory of a Laurencekirk mum and her son has seen a huge response from the local community.

Thirty-one-year-old Amy Wilson collapsed during a coffee morning, when she was just weeks away from giving birth to her son, Harry.

She is survived by her fiance, Peter Reid, and her two daughters, Halle (8) and Chloe (2).

An undiagnosed heart condition was a contributing factor to the tragedy, and friends of Amy held a fundraiser two weeks ago to raise money to buy a defibrillator for use by the community in Laurencekirk.

The event, held in Dizzy Rascals on March 14, proved to be a huge success.

Since then, one of the organisers, Helen Reid has said they have been “overwhelmed” by an outpouring of support from the wider community and beyond.

She said: “Donations have been flooding in and, together with the funds raised on the night, we now have over £5000.

“We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who supported us.

‘‘We are now thinking that we could purchase two or three defibrillators for Laurencekirk, and distribute them the length of the village.”

A defibrillator is a machine that delivers an electric shock to the heart when someone is having a cardiac arrest.

When someone goes into cardiac arrest, every minute without CPR and defibrillation reduces their chances of survival by 10%.

The organisers wish to thank Hugh and Lynn Jones, Donna Allan, David Johnston, Aberdeen FC, Stuart Murray, Katy Snook, Jacqui D and the Stars in the Sky committee.

 

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