Brooke’s parents “stunned” by cheque

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A CARNOUSTIE girl raising money to afford a life-changing operation was presented with a generous cheque this week.

Oranges and Lemons Nurseries presented Brooke Ramsay (7), who suffers from cerebral palsy, with a cheque for £3,211.20 on Monday morning.

The money was raised through a sponsored walk in which children and staff from all five nurseries in Broughty Ferry and Dundee took part on September 7.

Brooke’s father Stewart said: “We were left absolutely stunned, this is an amazing amount which gives the fund a massive boost.

“We didn’t get to see the cheque beforehand and they didn’t make a fuss at all.

“When we saw the amount I just looked at Laura, we couldn’t believe what we were seeing.”

The Ramsay’s were in for another surprise when Debbie Douglas, the owner of Oranges and Lemons revealed that her father, ex-Dundee FC owner Peter Marr would be asking guests to his 60th birthday party to make donations to Brooke’s Dream instead of giving presents.

Tonight (Friday) an evening of mediumship will be held in the Meadowbank Inn from 7.30 p.m., there are still some tickets left which can be bought on the door for £10 and include stovies during the interval.

Tomorrow morning (Saturday) there will be a coffee morning at the Philip Hall on Dundee Street from 10 until 11.30 a.m. Entry will be £1, but this includes tea and a scone, and there will be various cake and candy stalls and a raffle.

At the time of going to press the fund total was nearing the £15,000 mark, Stewart said: “It’s just been absolutely fabulous, there aren’t enough words to express how grateful we are.”