Hospital benefits from fundraiser

Heather Ritchie and Beldy Blackhall visited Fraserburgh Hospital to see the new bed
Heather Ritchie and Beldy Blackhall visited Fraserburgh Hospital to see the new bed

Fraserburgh Hospital’s Brucklay Ward has purchased a new specialist bed thanks to money raised at a local coffee morning.

The new bed can be easily adjusted to keep patients comfortable, and they also bought a special mattress that has an air flow feature to relieve pressure.

Nancy Gill of Fraserburgh Hospital said: “My dad James Gauson was nursed here and he had the same condition as one of my patients, Marjory Simpson.

“Marjory told me she wanted to do some fundraising for the hospital but sadly she passed away so her daughter, Heather Ritchie, made her wish come true.”

Heather, along with friend Beldy Blackhall, organised a coffee morning on Saturday, October 18 at the Old Parish Church Centre and, along with some smaller fundraisers, raised a total of £2,295.51.

Nancy added: “We were absolutely blown away with the money raised.

“We wanted to get a blood fridge but we didn’t have any room and it wasn’t viable so I asked ward manager Moira Milne if there was anything she needed and she suggested a bed.”

Beldy told us: “That was the most we have raised at a coffee morning and it is brilliant that they have managed to get good use of the money. Marjory would have been delighted.”