AN ELLON woman has helped to raise money for a charity close to her heart from a farewell party.
Liz Troup and colleague Kathy Edie took early retirement from senior clerical posts at the town’s community centre.
They organised a leaving function in the New Inn and raised £552 for Epilepsy Scotland.
Liz, 51, chose the charity after a friend of her son, who was an epilepsy sufferer, died nearly two years ago shortly before her 21st birthday.
Liz explained: “Our son Graham met Siobhan at Dundee University where she was studying psychology and she immediately made an impact on us.
“Siobhan was epileptic and tragically, a few minutes before her 21st birthday, she suffered an attack and passed away.
“I know how I felt and could not imagine how it must have been for her family, so it is for this reason we are trying to raise as much money to help Epilepsy Scotland with their valuable research.”
She thanked local businesses for their support and friends and colleagues who made the event such a success. Although £552 was raised from raffles and other fundraisers, the final tally will be higher.
Liz’s husband Dave and group Wing It played at the party, and one band member flew in from America.