GENEROUS workers at a Motherwell steel firm have been busy raising money to help fund a Scottish youngster’s life-changing surgery.
The Tata Steel employees at Dalzell - and other sites across the country - have collected more than £7,500 for Aidan McAvoy (2), from East Kilbride, who was born 12 weeks premature and suffers from a form of cerebral palsy known as spastic hemiplegia that leaves him unable to walk properly.
The cash, £4,730 of which was raised at the Dalzell site alone, will help fund a pioneering surgery in America that could enable Aidan to walk.
The cost of the surgery is £45,000 and so far Aidan’s family and friends have managed to raise just over £43,000.
Tata Steel staff raised funds by organising coffee mornings, a raffle, a sponsored punch event and cycle to work, and an auction.
For full story and more pictures, see this week’s Times & Speaker, dated Thursday, December 8.