Plans revealed for final fund-raising push for local girl Hannah


Brechin school girl Hannah Church and her family are having one final major fund-raising event in aid of Edinburgh Royal Hospital for Sick Children.

Hannah’s dad, Andrew said they were holding an entire fund-raising day at Glebe Park, Brechin City’s ground on May 4 in aid of the hospital’s Sick Kids Friends Foundation

Hannah, 13, has scoliosis and has already raised more than £10,000 in aid of the hospital where she has received three life-saving operations in the past two years. She is to undergo a further operation at the hospital on May 22, this time on her legs but not such a serious operation as the previous ones.

Dad Andrew said they had loads planned for the event at Glebe Park including a bouncy castle, sponge throwing, beat the goalie, a charity football match and a fund-raising waxing session. He said that refreshments were being provided by The Stables and Dundee United footballers John Souttar and Ryan Gauld were to be there on the day. Radio North Angus will provide the music.

“We want to raise as much as we can,” said Andrew. “This is us pretty much come to the end of our fund-raising efforts in aid of the Sick Kids Friends Foundation and we wanted it to be a biggie,” he said.

“We are very grateful to Brechin City Football Club for allowing us to use their ground and to Brechin Vics who are lending us strips for the day and to everyone else who is contributing and helping us,” he added.

Andrew said that Hannah was now doing very well and was a bubbly, smiley girl. He said she was back at school full-time and the only thing she wasn’t able to take part in was PE.

“The next operation should be the last one and although we can’t yet say what will happen in the future she gets regular checks every two months to keep an eye on her,” he added.

It was in 2012 that Hannah underwent her first operation to correct a condition that was discovered when she went for an MRI scan.