Cheque out Lucy
A seven- year- old girl helped raise over £ 3200 for a children’s hospital after undergoing a major operation.
Lucy Farrell, from Armadale, raised £3220 for the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh after she recovered from surgery for burst appendix.
Vicki Spalding, Lucy’s mum, said: “Lucy was rushed into the Sick Kids hospital with suspected burst appendix. Her operation was a gruelling one as her appendix had burst.
“Lucy’s operation took a couple of hours and she was off school for a month trying to recover.”
Lucy has made a full recovery from her operation and only has three keyhole surgery marks to show for her ordeal but Vicki, and Lucy’s dad Stuart Farrell, said the treatment Lucy received at the hospital was outstanding.
Vicki said: “Me and Lucy’s dad thought the care she got was amazing so we decided to try and raise some money.
“She’s made a full recovery but at the time she couldn’t stand up or move. But the staff were amazing, they made sure she was alright and they made sure we were alright as well as you’re just in shock.”
Following Lucy’s operation a number of events were held by friends and family to help raise money for the Sick Kids Hospital.
Vicki raised £ 1300 with a day at her work at Arnold Clarke in Armadale where they had a Soak the Manager, bake sale and tombola.
Arnold Clarke then matched the first £1000 that Vicki had raised.
Vicki, Lucy and friends then held a charity bike ride to raise funds while Lucy’s great-aunt walked the Queensferry Bridge opening and family friend Jackie raised money by doing a sponsored lose a stone in a month.
Giving back Lucy presented the cheque to the hospital after she was treated there