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Over £26,000 so far as climb gets underway in memory of “Wee Scarlett”

Slemish from above as the climb gets underway on Sunday morning.

Slemish from above as the climb gets underway on Sunday morning. (Image: Brian Millar)

More than 80 climbers have taken to the slopes of Slemish on Sunday morning (20th August), in a bid to raise funds for Air Ambulance Northern Ireland (AANI) in memory of eight-year-old Scarlett Rossborough.

"Wee Scarlett" tragically lost her life in a road traffic collision which occurred in Carrickfergus on the morning of Wednesday 9th August.

Organised by Eurospar Linn Road, Larne, the staff and friends have so far raised over £26,000 of their £30,000 target, inspired by the youngster who lived in the town.

Eight-year-old Scarlett Rossborough

Eight-year-old Scarlett

Commenting on today's fundraiser, Alex Manu said:

"In memory of Wee Scarlett the staff of Eurospar Linn Road are braving the Slemish mountain on the 20th of August. Rain and muck we will go up.

"With the tragic news of the passing of wee Scarlett, we as a local team want to dedicate our walk to her precious life and family. She was a little firecracker and her smile lit up every room. We are completely devastated and would like to show our support.

"All donations are welcome and much appreciated. We will keep this link open until the end of the month to give everyone a chance to donate.

"Thank you for all your kind donation so far. What is not widely known is that AANI is a charity. Each day costs it costs the charity £6,850. In one day the AANI team can save so many!"

Charity Air Ambulance NI provides a Helicopter Emergency Medical Service for trauma incidents throughout Northern Ireland.

Support their efforts abd join the staff and friends of Spar Linn Road, Larne in making a difference by making a donation via their GoFundMe page by clicking here.


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