The tightknit Arbroath community showed its true colours once again at two charity events last week for seriously injured tot Cally Simpson.
‘Cally Day’ was organised by family friend Nikki Webster to help raise funds to help and support the family of Cally following a tragic accident during a family holiday in Spain.
A first-time organiser of such an event, Nikki pulled out all the stops to put on a fantastic day full of fun including a bouncy castle, face painting, a magician, barbecue and a DJ.
She said: “The weather turned out stunning. We thought it was going to rain but as the clouds parted, the sun came through. It was the perfect day.”
Three women - Stacey-Jane Moore, Yvonne McDade and Catherine Boyd - went a step further to help the cause in a mass, sponsored headshave.
“We’re all thinking of Cally still and praying she gets better,” added Nikki.
Over 500 people turned up on Sunday to Seaton Estate in Arbroath to show their support for Cally, who remains in a coma at the Royal Sick Kids for Children in Edinburgh.
Cally’s dad, Steven, thanked everyone in a message on Facebook: “A massive thanks to everyone involved for the Cally Day. Sounds like it was a brilliant turnout and the pics look excellent.”
Kerry Miller, Cally’s auntie, has also put her event planning skills to the test with an evening of mediumship with James Cameron last Friday at the Cliffburn Hotel.
“It was a great night and we made £1,283.20. I would like to say a big thanks to everyone for being there and for making it such a great night,” said Kerry.
Together the two events have raised more than £3,200.
“Words can’t explain our gratitude for everyone’s support, thanks again from the bottom of our hearts.”