Ethan fundraising campaign reaches the halfway mark

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The Fraserburgh family who have been appealing for help and support to get vital therapeutic treatment for their son Ethan are “astounded” at the support they have received so far from the generous Brocher’s.

Mrs Scott was “delighted” to advise the Herald that since the campaign was launched at the beginning of November the family had successfully raised £1914 enabling them to pay the deposit for Ethan’s treatment, “We will fly out to Marmaris on September 12 and Ethan’s therapy will start the following day, September 13” she said.

The total cost of Ethan’s therapy is 4590 Euros, so the family are nearly half way to achieving their goal and have devised a programme of fundraising events to achieve their target.

Mrs Scott told the Herald: “We have a new quiz out, a new recipe book almost ready, a pick a square raffle with a fantastic prize, guess the birthday of the teddy, a possible colouring in competition and an evening of clairvoyance planned.

“Rangers Football Club have very kindly donated a tour, to win this tour people pick a number from the posters available in the Ballaclava, The Ship, The Royal, The Elizabethan, Findlays and Macraes, the closing date is February 19 and each square costs £3.

“The winner will receive a certificate that entitles the holder and five others to the tour of Rangers Football Club, so for £3 six people could go on this fantastic tour. I am also in the process of making up new recipe books - ‘Oor Ethan’s Tantalising Tray Bakes’, the last set of recipe books sold so quickly.

“These will go on sale as soon as possible. There is “Guess the Birthday of the Teddy” at Boomerangs and they have also donated a voucher and I hope to have a colouring in competition in or around Easter. Also planned is an evening of clairvoyance with local clairvoyant Maureen Smith, this event will be held in the Bancar Hotel on April 22,” she said.

Since the campaign launched in November the family have sold quizzes, a recipe book, hosted a Christmas Coffee Morning and undertaken waxing for sponsorship. They also received a donation from Gray & Adams and local woman Sarah Strachan undertook a sponsored headshave. The winners of the last quiz, drawn last week, were Miss Fiona Neilson of Fraserburgh who won first prize of £10 and Mrs S Wilson of Banff who won the second prize of £5.

Mrs Scott announced “the waxing raised a fantastic £425 and I would like to thank Bodymatters and everyone involved for their support. A big thank you also goes to everyone who has supported us, including the Emmanuel Christian Fellowship, Caley Oils, Youngs Seafood and Leiper and Summers.

Ethan who is severely autistic, suffering from global development delay and epilepsy is unable to communicate how he is feeling and his frustration has been manifesting itself in horrendous levels of self - harm.