Newburgh girl’s fundraiser for sister’s hospital treatment

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A NEWBURGH girl has thanked the doctors who saved her little sister’s life with a cash donation.

Jessica Jubb, who is nine, decided to host a charity event herself at Newburgh Church Hall on Saturday, April 21, with the stated aim of raising as much money as possible for Yorkhill Hospital in Glasgow. With a little help from friends and their parents, she put together a bakery and coffee morning to raise funds for the hospital’s charity.

18 months ago, younger sister Ellie, who is six, had to undergo life-saving open heart surgery at Yorkhill after she was born with eight holes in her heart.

Proud mum Louise told the Times that the event attracted a good turnout, and that there was a sizeable donation to be made to the Yorkhill Children’s Trust.

“Jessica arranged the whole event herself and, with help from her friends, she managed to raise an amazing £703 for the hospital,” she told the Times.

“The day was really, really busy, and we got a good turnout. Some of the girls’ mums donated homebakes, and we hosted a coffee morning at the same time.”

She added that the treatment Ellie received at Yorkhill had been excellent, and that she was hugely grateful for the support the event had received in Newburgh.

“It’s an amazing place,” she said. “We ere really pleased with the treatment - Ellie still refers to her stay as her ‘holiday’ in Glasgow.

“I’d really like to thank all the local people who came together to help organise and to attend on the day. It’s really appreciated, and the money will be put to good use.”

The money will go towards purchasing extra equipment and resources to benefit children being treated at the hospital.