Youngster raises £420 for Parkinson’s UK

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A North-east youngster has raised over £400 for Parkinson’s UK, following a successful car boot sale to raise funds for the charity.

The Fraserburgh Herald was told that 9-year-old Zoe Nibloe wanted to raise funds for a local cause, and knowing that a Parkinson’s UK support group met at Macaulay Hall on the third Friday of every month at 2pm, she chose to support it with her fundraising effort.

Zoe’s grandfather, Jim Nibloe, has had the disease himself for three-years, we were told.

Zoe raised a grand total of £420 from her car boot sale, both at Thainstone Market and in a yard sale at home, selling items of clothing and toys to help raise funds.

At the October meeting of Fraserburgh’s support group, Zoe, accompanied by her grandfather Jim, handed over the money she had raised to the Parkinson’s UK Fraserburgh Support Group.

For more information on Parkinson’s UK, visit their website at, where you can also find information about your nearest support group.

One of charity’s five-year objectives (2010-2014) is to make sure that everyone living with Parkinson’s is aware of them and the support available to them.