CARNOUSTIE twins Ayley and Chloe Hirsch celebrated another milestone in their campaign with a series of events and fund-raisers organised by the folk of Angus.
Sunday represented the 110th day of the campaign and, with the current total standing at over £55,000, it means that more than £500 has been raised every single day.
The web page for the twins also went live this week, with help from Wendy Sutherland of Activ Web Design, who created the website at www.helpayleyandchloewalk.co.uk.
The website features updates on the latest charity events, information about the girls and their condition and a fund raising thermometer showing the latest total.
On Friday morning a presentation was made at Burnside Primary School in Carnoustie where the Mother and Toddler Group handed over a cheque for £900 raised during a sponsored ‘toddle’ around the school.
The primary sevens also handed over their own cheque for £310 collected during their Easter service.
Averil Fleming, the girls’ mother said: “I was absolutely amazed that the sponsored toddle raised so much, and it was their own idea for the children to donate the money from the Easter service.
“It was a lovely presentation from them both, and we would like to thank everyone for that day.”
The A92 Vespa Club also held their own charity night in the Black Watch Club in Dundee and presented a cheque for £1,200 to the girls at the Old Brewhouse in Arbroath on Saturday morning.
Averil said: “We met the guys with their scooters at the Brewhouse for the presentation and had tea and sandwiches. It was a lovely afternoon, apart from the rain!”
Tonight (Friday) in the Allstars function room Edinburgh psychic Jane Dawson will be giving readings, some tickets are still available and can be bought at the door for £10.
This weekend Co-op stores from Brechin to Ballater, 16 in total, will be holding their own variety of fund-raising events for the girls.
Averil said: “Each store will be holding things like raffles and other stuff they can do in the shop. They all have their own ideas, so it’ll be interesting to see what they come up with.”
The events are being co-ordinated by Michael McArthy, general manager for the area, and are scheduled to run for the whole weekend.
Averil, Frazer, Chloe and Ayley would also like to thank everyone who has been kind enough to lend their help to the cause.
She said: “We really want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has helped us.”
In a surprise move, ChildLink, has pledged £10,000 to the fund, raising the total to over £70,000.
Read more on this next week.