‘Team effort’ boost for health charity

Shaun and mum Laura, left,  at the cheque presentation.
Shaun and mum Laura, left, at the cheque presentation.

Family and friends of a young Inverurie man have helped to raise more than £10,000 for a health charity.

Shaun Faskin was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease a month before his 18th birthday in 2012.

Mum Laura decided to raise cash for the North East Crohn’s and Colitis Trust at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

The fundraising began at her 50th birthday in 2014, which brought in £450.

A dance last November raised around £9000. Family and friends helped organise raffle book sales and it culminated in a raffle draw and small auction.

The band Four Way Street, three of whom have been playing together for more than 20 years, provided the music. Laura, a nurse who lives in Kintore, said: “I’m absolutely delighted with the amount raised - all our hard work paid off, a real team effort.”

“I want to thank everyone who sold raffles, donated and bought raffles, came to the dance and donated to a charity close to my heart, especially Gordon Cheyne.”

“Hopefully, this can raise the profile of Crohn’s and Colitis and maybe find a cure one day.”

Shaun added: “I’m absolutely overwhelmed and touched by the generosity of everybody raising all that money for people with Crohn’s and Colitis.”