Madelaine fundraiser

MORE than £2,000 has been raised for the Madelaine McCann appeal thanks to generous businesses and fundraisers.

The impressive total of £2,032 was raised at an event organised by Helen Macdonald recently at Smiths Hotel, Kirkintilloch.

Items donated for the raffle and silent auction included hotel stays, tooth whitening treatments, haircuts, and artworks by Kirkintilloch artists David Smith and Ed Travers.

Helen said: “I couldn’t have made the night a success without the help of my two friends Alison O’Brien and Rona Jannaway. Thanks also to Kate and Gerry McCann’s god-daughter Eilidh Muir and Madelaine’s uncle Johnnie McCann for starting off the raffle.

“And a big thank you to all the local businesses that donated lots of fantastic prizes for the raffle and also to Graeme Robertson for letting his wife persuade him into being so generous and donating £200 helping to top up the £2000 for such a great cause.”

Pictured on the night are (top l-r) Alison O’Brien, Rona Janaway, Johnnie McCann, Helen Macdonald and (bottom l-r) Matthew McKissock, Eilidh Muir and Derek Macdonald.