Recycling used baby wipe packets for charity

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Caring parents from a baby sign language group in Borrowfield are recycling empty baby wipe packets in aid of a brain tumour charity.

TinyTalk, at the Borrowfield Community Centre, is collecting the packets, which are recycled into plastic bibs, dustbins and watering cans, to raise cash for Ellie’s Fund Brain Tumour Trust.

Ellie Othick-Bowmaker died in 2010 at the age of 14 from a brain tumour. So far £18,000 has been raised across the country from recycling used baby wipe packets.

Gayna Sandeman set up the Angus and Mearns collection points, as her sister, Michelle, died of a brain tumour at the age of 37 in November 2011.

The baby signing teacher said: “My sister had been diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time but she died suddenly of an undiagnosed brain tumour.

“The packet collection is such an easy way that I can help the charity. In my classes, I see a lot of parents who go through a lot of baby wipes.”

Ellie’s mum, Heather, was