It’s been a busy summer for Finlay’s Fund...

The Stoney Stroll was well attended by the community.
The Stoney Stroll was well attended by the community.

It’s been a busy summer for Stonehaven favourite Finlay Sangster, and his mum Gail got in touch to say a big thank you to the whole community.

Gail and her husband Bruce Sangstster set up Finlay’s Fund after their son was diagnosed with cerebral palsy.

Finlay, who is now eight years old, requires the help of expensive therapies and equipment in order to allow him to have the best quality of life possible. For several years the Stonehaven community have rallied round the happy youngster, who attends Mill o’ Forest Primary School, and this summer he was invited to open the Feein’ Market in the town.

In June, a hugely successful Stoney Stroll saw the people of Stonehaven take to the streets for a sponsored walk followed by a bbq.

Gail said: “The Stoney Stroll was an amazing day, and we raised over £3000 for the Fund. There’s a few people to thank - the Lions Club, McHardys, Robertson the Baker, Stonehaven Round Table, The Bungalow service users and staff, Rebecca Davies for face-painting, Nancy Anderson for the tablet, The Bay Fish and Chips, Organic Images Photography.

“We were also presented with a cheque for £400 from Brian Lawson on behalf of his work colleagues at Amec.

‘‘We have also received £450 from Graham Lees of Stonehaven.

‘‘He has been taking part in a slimming group with his colleagues, luckily for us Graham has been extremely motivated.

‘‘Graham won overall for the most weight loss thus he was able to decide the charity their weekly payments would be donated to.”