Sandhaven family raise funds for ARI

Fund-raiser Angela Mutch with her grandchildren.
Fund-raiser Angela Mutch with her grandchildren.

A family from Sandhaven has been raising funds over the summer for the Intensive Therapy Unit at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

Angela Mutch and her daughter, Emma, and son-in-law, Peter, have raised £1,150 for the unit at ARI.

The family chose to raise money for the Internsive Care unit as Angela’s mum, Violet, was treated at the unit before she died last November.

Over the summer, Angela and her family, all of whom live in Sandhaven, have organised and taken part in a number of fund-raising activities.

In June, eight ladies from Sandhaven - including Angela and Emma - took part in an eight-mile sponsored walk.

The challenge saw the eight participants walk from Sandhaven, past Fraserburgh, to Peethill.

In July, Angela’s son-in-law, Peter, took part in a sponsored chest wax and Angela’s daughter, Emma, had a half-head shave.

Also in July, local band Reaction played at the Pittendrum Bar in Sandhaven to raise money.

Then, in September, a kids’ pyjama party was organised as part of the fund-raising effort. The disco event was also held at the Pittendrum Bar.

Throughout the summer, Angela has also sold homebakes in aid of the Unit.

The £1,150 raised was handed over to the ITU last month.

Angela presented the cheque with her grandchildren, Harry and Vivienne.

Commenting, Angela said: “We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who helped us raise money for the ITU in Aberdeen. We are very grateful.

“I’d also like to say a special thank you to Emma and Peter, and also my boss, Margaret, and Steven for their support.”