FRIENDS and family of the late Fidra House carer, Janice Lugton, have raised over £900 for Epilepsy Scotland at a tribute party held in West Barns Inn, Dunbar.
Thirty generous local businesses also donated many prizes for the fundraiser event.
Many residents at the North Berwick care home, where Janice Lugton was a well-loved member of staff, watched as Janice’s daughter, Gail, and mum, Nettie, presented £927 to Epilepsy Scotland’s senior fundraiser, Helen Craig.
Colleagues and Janice’s family then enjoyed a special afternoon tea together at Fidra House.
Gail said: “We are blown over with the generosity of this donation in Janice’s name. We would like to thank everyone who got involved and helped to make the evening such a success. So many companies gave support including the venue to hold the party. We hope everyone there had a great night remembering Janice.”
Notes to the editor
1 Photo of cheque presentation:
Back row – (left to right) John Watters, Dianne, Laura Currie (manager) Joan, Jacquie, Claire (administrator) Helen Craig (Epilepsy Scotland) Carol (deputy manager) Front Row – Mary, John, Gail and Nettie.
2 Epilepsy Scotland works with over 40,000 people affected by epilepsy to ensure that their voice is heard. We campaign for improved healthcare, better information provision and an end to stigma. This common serious neurological condition affects one in 130. Contact our helpline (0808 800 2200), email firstname.lastname@example.org, text 07786 209501, or download information from our website: www.epilepsyscotland.org.uk
3 Local businesses and people who donated prizes included:
Kate Wilson – West Barns Inn – venue & disco
Castle Inn – Dirleton
Henry’s Jeweller – Dunbar
Seabird Centre – North Berwick
Boots – North Berwick
Bill, our volunteer gardener, Fidra House
Audrey and Stewart Johnston
Co-op – East Linton
Kieran and Kate – friends
Andersons the butcher – North Berwick
Fiona Harvey – Our residents’ hairdresser
Nikki Butler – Our residents’ chiropody
John Watters – Husband of Mary – a resident in Fidra House
Marine Hotel – North Berwick
Lewis George hairdresser – Dunbar
Umbertos Ristorante – Dunbar
Quality butcher – Dunbar
Graize coffee house – Dunbar
Crunchy Carrot – Dunbar
Sportshop in Dunbar
Beauty from above – Dunbar
Beddazzled – Dunbar
Newsagents – Dunbar
Beauty Barn – Dunbar
4. For more details please contact Epilepsy Scotland’s senior fundraiser:
Helen Craig: 0141 419 1701.
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