Double transplant patient from Fraserburgh takes on sponsored walk

Angie Wemyss
Angie Wemyss

A Fraserburgh woman has completed a four mile sponsored walk for charity after having a double lung transplant two years ago.

Angela Wemyss, a member of Fraserburgh Walking Club, is raising money for the transplant unit at Freeman’s Hospital in Newcastle after she had a double lung transplant there in 2014.

Angela joined Kinnaird Walking Club in January after being in a wheelchair for years and having to use an oxygen cylinder twenty-four hours a day.

She then joined the Fraserburgh club, aiming to overcome her struggle and complete the four mile sponsored through Philorth Woods.

Lorraine Reid, a spokeswoman for Fraserburgh Walking Club, said: “I cannot believe the change in Angela since first coming along to Kinnaird Walking Club in January this year.

“Her progress has been slow but steady, each week walking that little bit further.”

Lorraine added: “[She is]sometimes overcome with emotion when I would tell her how far she had walked.

“She is a credit to herself and to the persons lungs she has in her body - keep up the good work Angela.”

The sponsored walk took place on August 25 and was well attended by members of both Fraserburgh and Kinnaird Walking Clubs.

Lorraine said: “We could not believe the amount of people who turned up to walk to support Angela and would like to thank everyone that did.”

Angela has now raised well over £2,000 for the transplant unit in Newcastle, both through the sponsored walk and ‘blinging’ phones and shoes to raise money.

She will travel down to Newcastle to present the unit with a cheque in December at her next consultation,

To donate to Angela’s cause visit her JustGiving page at www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/Angela-wemyss