A FRASERBURGH mum has pledged to give something back to a children’s charity that helped her six-year-old daughter during stays in hospital.
Aberdeen based charity The Fairy Box delivers toys and gifts to children undergoing treatment at Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital where Claire Grant’s daughter Jessica-Lyn has been receiving treatment for a kidney disorder for the past four years. Jessica-Lyn was diagnosed with kidney disease Nephrotic Syndrome, which attacks the kidneys’ filtering system causing them to leak large amounts of blood into the urine, when she was just two years old.
The primary two pupil has received several rounds of chemotherapy which, while the disease is not cancerous, aim to destroy damaged cells.
Each time Jessca-Lyn receives treatment, or attends for fortnightly blood tests, the charity surprise her with a special gift. Now Claire (33) wants to help collect gifts to brighten the day of other children like Jessica-Lyn.
The mum of three said: “There are four wards at Aberdeen Sick Kids where seriously ill children are looked after. The Fairy Box benefits all of theses children and brings a little bit of happiness to those that are in need of comfort.”
Claire says that the past six months have proved difficult for the charity as it struggles to keep up with the demand for donated gifts.
But Claire has pledged her support and urges members of the community to donate gifts that can be handed to children in time for Christmas.
Claire, who is also mum to Nathan-Robert (8) and Kelsie-Louise (4) adds: “Jessica-Lyn has benefitted on a number of occasions from this excellent organisation and I have seen how the gifts keep the children happy and calm in what is otherwise a very scary situation. I ask the community to please help by donating to this worthy cause.”
Please contact Claire on 07787289384. She is also able to collect gifts from the Fraserburgh area.