£17,000 raised to ‘bring Maddy home’
MORE THAN £17,000 has so far been raised to ensure a young woman is returned home following a tragic accident on Skye last week, writes Ellie Forbes.
Twenty- one-year- old Australian Madison Rice died last Monday (June 6) after being struck by a car as she and her boyfriend hitchhiked home after a night out.
The fundraising page, Get our Madison home from Scot
land, was set up to raise the money as it was revealed she had no travel insurance.
Miss Rice’s family has said: ‘We hope to get her home as soon as possible.
‘ We have the agonising wait for Maddy to make her trip home.’
A comment from the family on the fundraising page on Sunday (June 12) suggested that they were hopeful that Madison would be returned to Australia sometime next week: ‘It’s looking like Wednesday June 22.’
A quote on the page from The Beauty House Academy where Madison trained said: ‘ We are in total disbelief to hear that one of our beautiful students is no longer with us.
‘Words can not express our sympathy for all of Maddy’s friends and family.
‘Such a beautiful girl. Always remembered, never forgotten.’
At the time of her death, Madison was living with her boyfriend on Skye while working in Kinloch Lodge Hotel at Sleat.
Madison was killed at 1.15am, near the Sligachan hotel.