Driving instructors’ boost for children’s hosptial

Glasgow and District Driving Instructors Association fundraising for Great Ormond Street Hospital 13.10.11 Picture by Jamie Forbes
Glasgow and District Driving Instructors Association fundraising for Great Ormond Street Hospital 13.10.11 Picture by Jamie Forbes

KIND-HEARTED driving instructors have raised more than £1,000 for the organisation that treated a member’s daughter for a rare medical condition.

Emily Baird (8), a pupil at Millersneuk Primary, in Lenzie, was born with a condition known as bladder atrophy.

She was rushed to Great Ormond Street Hospital, in London, where she was operated on and has since made a full recovery to lead a normal life.

When the Glasgow and District Driving Instructors’ Association, chaired by Milton of Campsie resident Alex Buist, were looking for a charity to benefit from their annual fundraising night Emily’s dad, Raymond, suggested Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Alex said: “It’s such a great cause that we were happy to support it - particularly when we heard about Raymond and Emily’s experience.”

The fundraising night in Allan Glen’s Rugby Club was a huge success, with raffle prizes including a signed Celtic shirt and signed Rangers football helping raise a massive £1,050.

Raymond, who lives in Lenzie, said: “I’ve done several fundraising events for Great Ormond Street Hospital and have raised around £8,000 over the years..” a fantastic place and they looked after Emily so well.

“I’d like to thank the association for supporting the cause and all the people who turned up to make it such a successful night.”

Emily, Raymond and Alex are pictured.