Rothesay sisters nominated for fund-raising award

Kiera and Kayleen pictured back in May of this year, when they presented a cheque for �366 to Erskine Hospital, amde possible through their fund-raising effots.
Kiera and Kayleen pictured back in May of this year, when they presented a cheque for �366 to Erskine Hospital, amde possible through their fund-raising effots.

Sisters Kiera and Kayleen Rutherford have been shortlisted for a British Red Cross Humanitarian Citizen Award for their fund-raising work for Erskine Hospital.

The girls had chosen to use a Christmas gift they received to raise funds for the hospital which cares for ex-servicemen and women, and were able to present a cheque to the hospital for £366.

Kiera and Kayleen were nominated by Rothesay resident Margaret Williams, who was very impressed by the girls’ selfless act.

The Humanitarian Citizen Award has been running for the past nine years and celebrates the great things young people (25 and under) have achieved in First Aid, Volunteering, Community Action and Fundraising.

A trip to London is now in the cards, as the sisters have been invited to attend the awards ceremony on October 5 at the Bishopsgate Institute, where they will discover if they’ve been successful.

Kiera and Kayleen’s mum, Charlotte McIntyre, told us: “The girls are excited and nervous about getting into the shortlist and possibly receiving an award for the continuing fund-raising work they do for Erskine Hospital.

“They also would like to thank Margaret Williams for nominating them for this award, and to Grace Baxter for all her help and support.”