Raising money in memory of Katie

James Fraser, Sharon Fraser, Fiona Spence and John Fraser
James Fraser, Sharon Fraser, Fiona Spence and John Fraser

The family of a premature baby who lost her fight for life have raised money for the neo-natal unit that cared for her.

James and Sharon Fraser organised a charity dance at Montrose Town Hall in memory of their niece Katie, who was the daughter of Mr Fraser’s brother, John, and his partner, Fiona Spence.

So far, the Fraser family have raised £5,700 from ticket sales for the dance, donations and a raffle and auction on the night.

The money will be spilt between Dundee Neo-natal Unit, which cared for Katie, and PLAN, a worldwide children’s charity.

Mr Fraser said: “We wanted to raise money for the neo-natal unit who helped and supported our family through a tough time.

“Hopefully with the money we have raised it will be able to pay for equipment for the unit, so that other families can benefit from their help.”

A total of 220 turned out to the event on Saturday (March 15) and the music was provided by Montrose girl band Upstage, which Mr Fraser said was “enjoyed by all”.

He added: “Thank you to everyone who donated money and prizes for the raffle.”

He said a special thanks goes to Coretrax, Interplex PMP Ltd, New Round Warehouse, Round House Architecture, Dundee United FC, The Links Hotel, The Park Hotel, The George Hotel and The Carnoustie Hotelfor donating cash and prizes.

Mr Fraser will be running the London Marathon on April 13 to raise more funds for PLAN. He said: “Training is going well. I’m up to 20 miles.”

This is the third marathon Mr Fraser has run. Last year, he ran the Edinburgh Marathon in aid of the Hillside Scouts to raise funds for a new clubhouse for the group. In 2011, he ran the Edinburgh Marathon in aid of four-year-old Rhys Allan from Montrose who has cerebral palsy.