A mother’s plea:

Don’t let more drugs users die like my Pauline

Rutherglen Reformer - - Front Page - Niki Ten­nant

A Ruther­glen mum whose tragic daugh­ter lost her life to heroin hopes her story can stop other fam­i­lies en­dur­ing the pain she has.

Mar­garet Donatello’s life was ripped apart on Au­gust 10, 1999, when po­lice called at her Main Street home to break the news that 19-year-old Pauline had been found

dead in a close.

She was shocked this week af­ter learn­ing the num­ber of peo­ple dy­ing from drugs in Scot­land had reached a record high.

Mar­garet said: “I thought fig­ures were at their high­est the year Pauline lost her life. I thought the trend was go­ing down but it seems to be get­ting worse.

“I can’t help but think about the par­ents go­ing through what hap­pened to me.”

Read Mar­garet’s story on page five of this week’s Re­former.

Tragedy Mar­garet Donatello hopes daugh­ter Pauline’s death will be a les­son to oth­ers

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