Bumper weekend of fund-raising for Brooke

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ANGUS fund-raisers pulled out all the stops (and some other things) this weekend in their efforts to raise money for Carnoustie girl Brooke Ramsay.

Brooke (7) suffers from cerebral palsy which limits her mobility, and Brooke’s Dream was set up to raise the money to pay for a life-changing operation and after-care.

On Saturday afternoon Joe Spink and Stacey McColl took part in a 60m sponsored bungee jump in Glasgow’s Xscape Centre.

In the evening, Jamie Smith and Barrie Scotthorne endured a body wax and in a surprise twist were spontaneously joined by Duncan Adam who raised £75 from onlookers to take part.

Both groups are still collecting sponsorship money, but the family hope this will give the fund another big boost, and would like to thank Cosmic Beauty for their help on Saturday evening.

In Carnoustie a coffee morning held at the Philip Hall raised £325. More than 100 people crowded in the hall to sample the pancakes of Councillor Helen Oswald and the tea and coffee of Mary Bushnell.

Brooke’s mum, Laura Ramsay, said: “I’m absolutely delighted with the response we had. Friends and family donated a lot of the baked goods and they went very quickly.

“We hugely appreciate the efforts of everyone involved and I’m chuffed to bits by how well it went.”

This Wednesday evening Carnoustie Rotary Club will present Brooke’s Dream with a cheque. Father Stewart added: “If somebody said to me back when we started that we would be doing as well as we are now, I wouldn’t have believed them.

“It’s just amazing. All the fears we had about not being able to get the kind of support from people were completely unfounded. I could try all night and still not be able to say thank you enough.”

Tomorrow (Saturday), the Kinloch Arms Hotel in Carnoustie will be hosting a ladies’ night with a display of beauty products and Ian MacFarlane will be running his third consecutive half-marathon.