A north-east woman has thanked those who helped her host a charitable “Guid Nicht Oot”.
The event, held at Ellon’s Station Hotel on Saturday night, raised awareness of organ donation.
Ellon woman Lindsay Cameron arranged the fundraiser after her mother, Audrey, had a liver transplant in May 2017.
Mrs Cameron, from Hatton, was flown by air ambulance from Aberdeen to Edinburgh for her transplant.
Both generations hope the event will encourage others to sign up for the organ donation register.
Ms Cameron said: “I’m still to sort out the final total raised, but there was about 180 people there.
“We had dancers from Louise Mcdonald , singers from Local Vocals, and lots of other local talent.
“It was a great atmosphere all evening and mum was really happy.”
Dr Paul Gamble, clinical lead for organ donation for NHS Grampian, said: ”Scotland has the highest sign up rate to the Organ Donor Register in the UK.
“We know in Grampian our rates are above even the Scottish average. We still need more people to come forward and, crucially, have a conversation about this with their loved ones.”
To sign up for the organ register go to www.organdonationscotland.org/yes
Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance has made a huge impact since 2013, saving lives and preventing suffering.
That is why the P&J campaigned successfully for SCAA’s second helicopter to be based in our region.
The countdown is now on for the aircraft – call sign Helimed 79 – to start flying missions from Aberdeen Airport.
But this is an emergency service that relies entirely on donations.
Each call-out costs about £2,500 and SCAA needs P&J readers to help hit its £6million target and get things off to a successful start.
So please do anything you can to raise those funds and show that We’re Backing Helimed 79.
Ways to donate to SCAA
- Website: www.scaa.org.uk/donate
- Text: Text ‘SCAA’ and the amount to 70085
- Phone: 03001231111
- Cheques: Made payable to ‘SCAA’ or ‘Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance’ and sent to: Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA), The Control Tower, Perth Airport, Scone, PH2 6PL