CARNOUSTIE campaign Brooke’s Dream continues to pick up steam with a number of events and presentations happening this week.
Brooke Ramsay, who suffers from cerebral palsy which limits her mobility, is campaigning to raise funds for the operation and after-care she will need to enable her to walk normally.
On Friday night at the annual charity cheque presentation by Carnoustie Gala Committee, Brooke was presented with a cheque for £1,000.
Brooke’s parents Stewart and Laura explained: “Brooke’s was the last cheque to be presented and immediately beforehand, chairperson Mary Bushnell, announced that the gala committee usually donate to a special project every year, and this year had decided that they would give to ‘Brooke’s Dream’.
“They then handed over a £1,000 cheque, which Brooke collected personally. To say we were stunned is putting it mildly.”
Laura explained: “It’s not very often that I’m speechless, but I was just overwhelmed.”
On Saturday, a group of volunteers took part in a sponsored walk covering 16 kilometres, which saw them trek from Elliot to Carnoustie and back again. They were joined by a group of cyclists from Arbroath.
Stewart said: “We just want to thank all the people who took part in the walk, and a big thank you to Carol Shand from ‘Tutties Neuk’ who provided soft drinks for the girls when they finished.”
Laura added: “You would not believe the number of people who tooted in support as the passed.”
An evening of mediumship has also been announced for Friday, October 14, with tickets being available direct from Brooke’s Dream for £10 including stovies at the interval.
On Sunday Jenny Mitchell will tackle the Loch Ness 10k to raise money, and the following Friday members of the Brooke’s Dream committee will be packing bags at Iceland in Barnhill.
Laura said: “Jenny got in touch to say she wanted to do something, and then the next thing I knew she phoned to say she was doing this.”
She added: “This weekend has just been out of this world, really hectic, but really fantastic for fund-raising.”
Anyone interested in raising money for the fund should get in touch with Brooke’s Dream at firstname.lastname@example.org or through their Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/brookesdream?ref=ts&sk=info.