Mas­sive trib­ute to Shaziya

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A fundrais­ing drive in memory of a Bal­loch mum has now raised an in­cred­i­ble £7535.

The Len­nox Her­ald re­ported last week how cy­clists gath­ered from as far away as the Scot­tish Bor­ders and In­ver­ness to take part in the Shaziya Asif Memo­rial Fund cy­cle ride last month.

The 46-year-old mum-of-three, who was an avid cy­clist, died in April af­ter be­ing di­ag­nosed with the rare con­di­tion amy­loi­do­sis.

Her fam­ily and friends are aim­ing to raise money for the Na­tional Amy­loi­do­sis Cen­tre at the Royal Free Hospi­tal in Lon­don.

The fundrais­ing cy­clists re­laxed af­ter their huge ef­forts by en­joy­ing two bar­be­cues.There was also a bouncy cas­tle, face-paint­ing and a piñata for the chil­dren.

Shaziya’s fam­ily and friends re­ceived such a fan­tas­tic re­sponse from the com­mu­nity that they are con­sid­er­ing mak­ing it an an­nual event.They thanked all of the donors, spon­sors and or­gan­is­ers, par­tic­u­larly Sarah Gleave, Shaziya’s best friend, who or­ches­trated the whole day.

Res­i­dents can still do­nate on Just­giv­ing and can find the page by typ­ing“Shaziya”into the search bar.

The next fundrais­ing event is a Sk­er­ryvore con­cert in Buch­lyvie Vil­lage Hall on De­cem­ber 10. Two drunk peace campers who called po­lice of­fi­cers mur­der­ers and rapists have been given a chance to be of good be­hav­iour.

Ash­ley Ker­ton and Kiyryn Van Evelin­gen ad­mit­ted be­hav­ing ag­gres­sively and shout­ing abuse at the of­fi­cers, who were try­ing to stop them jump­ing in front of mov­ing traf­fic on Gare­loch Road, Rhu, on April 4.

The pair, both of Faslane Peace Camp, also pled guilty to breach­ing the peace by kick­ing road signs, throw­ing items around and re­peat­edly jump­ing in front of mov­ing cars, forc­ing them to take eva­sive ac­tion to avoid hit­ting them.

The court heard that Ker­ton, 21, and 19-year-old Evelin­gen, now of Chel­tenham Road, Glouces­ter, were heav­ily un­der the in­flu­ence of al­co­hol when of­fi­cers ap­proached them on the A814.

They then launched a vile ver­bal attack at the of­fi­cers, call­ing them mur­der­ers, rapists and “Nazi b******s”.

De­pute fis­cal Janette McLean told the court: “Of­fi­cers saw the two ac­cused on the road and cars were hav­ing to swerve to avoid strik­ing them. They ap­peared to be drunk.

“As the po­lice ap­proached they no­ticed Mr Ker­ton had a three litre bot­tle of cider. He told the po­lice to ‘f**k off ’ and he then threw the bot­tle of cider into the trees.

“They con­tin­ued to shout at po­lice, call­ing them mur­der­ers and rapists, and shouted ‘Get away from us. You don’t know what your deal­ing with. We’re al­ready dead.’

“Both were heav­ily un­der the in­flu­ence of al­co­hol and said ‘you are pub­lic ser­vants, this is il­le­gal. You are all Nazi b******s.’”

De­fend­ing Ker­ton, Jonathan Paul said: “He is 21 years old and he ac­cepts that his be­hav­iour was un­ac­cept­able. He is gen­uinely re­gret­ful about his ac­tions.

“He comes from quite a trou­bled back­ground.

“He plans to re­turn down South and there is an op­por­tu­nity for him to take on a job at a char­ity which helped him when he was younger.”

Giv­ing them both a chance to be of good be­hav­iour, Sher­iff Wil­liam Gal­lacher de­ferred sen­tenc­ing.

He said: “You have a past record, Mr Ker­ton. I have driven down that road and the thought of some­one pur­posely jump­ing in front of cars and po­ten­tially trau­ma­tis­ing a per­son for life if they had hit you is quite shock­ing.

“I think you may have tal­ents that will be of good ben­e­fits to other peo­ple as well as your­self if you choose to con­duct your­self in the right man­ner.”

He told Evelin­gen: “You do not have a pre­vi­ous record and I will give you one chance to be of good be­hav­iour.”

Sen­tenc­ing for Ker­ton was de­ferred un­til Au­gust 18 and Evelin­gen will ap­pear in court again on Novem­ber 24.

Team ef­fort Cy­clists gather in mem­ory of Bal­loch mum Shaziya

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