Fundraisers for Angus girl Jet

Pictured are: front - Jet with her parents, John and Linzi; back - Erin Anderson (bar staff), Amanda Ritchie (fundraiser), Dave Donald (bar owner) and Lisa Mowatt (bar staff).

Pictured are: front - Jet with her parents, John and Linzi; back - Erin Anderson (bar staff), Amanda Ritchie (fundraiser), Dave Donald (bar owner) and Lisa Mowatt (bar staff).

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A Montrose mum and daughter have organised two fundraising nights in aid of an Angus girl who has a rare condition.

Amanda and Claire Ritchie are putting on the events at the Anchor Bar in Montrose to raise funds for eight-year-old Jet, who lives in Brechin.

Jet, who attends Lochside Primary in Montrose, has a condition called Micro-deletion of Long Arm Chromosome Two, which means she has part of her chromosome missing. The condition affects her ability to speak and move freely, eat and drink.

Amanda helped with a fundraiser at the Anchor Bar in 2014 for Montrose boy Jon Leith-Mcgaw, who has Angleman Syndrome, and wanted to help another local youngster this year.

She said: “My daughter helps out at Lochside Primary and said we needed to do something to help this little girl who goes to the school.

“I hope people will be generous and donate.

“I’d like to say a big thank you to the Anchor Bar as we wouldn’t be able to do this without them.”

The first event today (Friday) will be a karaoke competition, which has a small entry fee of £2.50. People are asked to start arriving at 7pm in order for the competition to get under way at 8pm. The winner will receive a year-long family pass to the Royal Britannia in Edinburgh and the runner up will win a meal for two at the Park Hotel. The second event, a race night, followed by a raffle, will be held on Friday, May 6.

The money raised will help to pay for treatments, therapy and equipment to improve Jet’s communications skills and eating difficulties.