Cot death charity thanks Bute sponsored walk supporters

Ellen Cromack pictured on her 17-mile sponsored walk in aid of the Scottish Cot Death Trust in memory of her late granddaughter, Emma.

Ellen Cromack pictured on her 17-mile sponsored walk in aid of the Scottish Cot Death Trust in memory of her late granddaughter, Emma.

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Scotland’s only dedicated cot death charity has publicly thanked all those who supported Bute resident Ellen Cromack on her recent 17-mile sponsored walk on the island.

Ellen raised £1,245.62 for the Scottish Cot Death Trust by walking from her home in Kilchattan Bay to Rothesay and back on Friday, February 26 in memory of her granddaughter Emma.

Lynne Mackenzie, the Trust’s community fund-raiser, said: “Ellen has told us how much support her local community gave her, and we at the Trust would very much like to acknowledge and thank everyone who supported her fundraising efforts - The Buteman, particularly Craig and Karen, for publicising the event so well, local businesses and shops, friends, neighbours and her family.

We very much appreciate all Ellen’s hard work, and thank everyone who supported her, and in turn the work of the Scottish Cot Death Trust.

This money will really help us make a difference throughout Scotland. There is one cot death every nine days in Scotland! We are the only Scottish charity dedicated to raising awareness of cot death, funding research in a bid to discover why cot deaths occur, educating professionals, and supporting families who have been devastated by the loss of a baby to cot death.

With less than three per cent of our annual income coming from the Government, you can understand why your continued support is so vital to us.

“Ellen’s kind donation will really go a huge way towards our vital work, and we cannot thank enough those who supported her.”