Generosity sees Brooke’s dream gather speed

Tayside Classic Cars presented a cheque for �400 to Brooke Ramsay at her home in Carnoustie on Wednesday evening. Pictured with the cars are, from left - Dave McGill, Stewart Ramsay with Amy and Brooke, Mike Leitch, Dave Black and Neil Findlay.

Tayside Classic Cars presented a cheque for �400 to Brooke Ramsay at her home in Carnoustie on Wednesday evening. Pictured with the cars are, from left - Dave McGill, Stewart Ramsay with Amy and Brooke, Mike Leitch, Dave Black and Neil Findlay.

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THE PARENTS of Carnoustie girl Brooke Ramsay say they are delighted with the response they have had from generous residents.

Brooke (7) suffers from cerebral palsy that causes spasticity in her legs and makes walking very difficult and frustrating for the youngster.

However, in the last couple of weeks the campaign to help her family pay for the treatment that will give her the chance to walk normally has really taken off according to her parents.

Laura, Brooke’s mother, said: “We’re really just absolutely floored by the response. We just didn’t expect it.”

A committee meeting was held last Wednesday in the Kinloch Arms, and already there have been plenty of offers by locals to get involved and raise money for the campaign, or help out somehow.

Laura said: “I’ve spoken with Jonathon McInally already, and he is happy for us to hold our committee meetings in the Kinloch.

“The first fund-raising activity that we’ve organised ourselves will be a bucket collection on Friday night at the Kinloch Arms beer festival.”

On their own initiative charitably minded folk have organised a parachute jump, a race night, a sponsored toddle and a sponsored walk from Carnoustie to Arbroath.

On Monday, the family was presented with a cheque for £220 by Carnoustie and District Pensioners’ Association as part of their dispersal of funds on their closing.

Brooke’s twin sister, Amy, has also organised her own sponsored cycle run from the Carnoustie Golf Hotel to the Coastguard station and back again, and around 30 children are expected to take part.

On Wednesday the Tayside Classic Car Club arrived at the family home to present them with a cheque for £400.

Laura said: “There is lots happening this month and in September. There are a lot of people coming forward, eager to do something.

“The amount of people who have been wanting to help has just been absolutely amazing.”