Media Release: Fundraising party night to commemorate Fidra House carer


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, text 07786 209501, or download information from our website:

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

Ac Styling

Bill, our volunteer gardener, Fidra House

Audrey and Stewart Johnston

Co-op – East Linton

Kieran and Kate – friends

Paper Flower

Andersons the butcher – North Berwick

Dolphin Inn

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

Belfine 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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