Tables turn as Brooke helps out

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A CARNOUSTIE girl has been repaying the kindness shown to her by making donations to local good causes.

Brooke Ramsay, who turned eight on Monday, has so far redistributed £23,000 from her fund-raising campaign.

She suffers from cerebral palsy which limits her ability to walk. Her parents, Stewart and Laura, started Brooke’s Dream to raise money for her treatment, and in the process prompted the NHS to create a treatment pathway for children in Scotland to get SDR on the NHS, but the response was so overwhelmeing they vastly exceeded their target.

As a result, a decision was taken to re-distribute the excess cash.

On Saturday the Carnoustie Gala Committee were presented with a cheque, which was accepted by Mary Bushnell.

Another local beneficiary was ‘Love Some1 with Glut1’ which supports Arbroath lad Adam Watson (8) who suffers from Glut1 Deficiency Syndrome. In order to fuel his development Adam must derive the majority of his nutrition from fats rather than glucose, a costly and sometimes unpleasant process which sees him drink 120ml of olive oil per day.

Adam and his mother, Stefanie, will very soon be off to the United States to attend a conference about the disorder. Stewart Ramsay said: “A very worthwhile cause and we are absolutely delighted to have been able to help out.

“We wish them all the best as they prepare for their journey and hope this forthcoming conference opens up new possibilities for Adam.”

Other recipients on Saturday included Kean’s Children’s Fund which helps children with cancer and the Rhys Allan Fund which supports four year old cerebral palsy sufferer Rhys.