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.