Centre de-lighted by generous donation!

0712086 SSHC nathan johnston 'L - R: Gemma Low (Residential Carer), Lesley Johnston, Dawn Millar (Senior Res Carer), Cathy Anderson (Staff Nurse), Tracey Grubb (Child Care Manager) - front L - R: Nathan Johnston, Grant Sutherland Alison (17, St Andrews) - at Glenmar Respite Centre, Markinch whihc benefited from a �280 donation made by decorating Nathans house in Ceres with Christmas lights - at Glenmar Respite Centre, Prestonhall Road, Markinch
0712086 SSHC nathan johnston 'L - R: Gemma Low (Residential Carer), Lesley Johnston, Dawn Millar (Senior Res Carer), Cathy Anderson (Staff Nurse), Tracey Grubb (Child Care Manager) - front L - R: Nathan Johnston, Grant Sutherland Alison (17, St Andrews) - at Glenmar Respite Centre, Markinch whihc benefited from a �280 donation made by decorating Nathans house in Ceres with Christmas lights - at Glenmar Respite Centre, Prestonhall Road, Markinch

A CERES family who had the bright idea of decorating their house in Christmas lights, have raised nearly £280 for a children’s respite centre in Fife.

Graham and Lesley Johnston festooned their home in Buchanan Park in festive decorations to raise funds for Glenmar respite care unit in Markinch to say thank you to staff for the care their 10-year-old son Nathan has been given.

Nathan, who has severe epilepsy and learning difficulties, requires 24 hour care, and for the last four years has spent two days every six weeks at Glenmar.

FRIENDS

Lesley described Glenmar as a ‘god-send’ for both the couple and their son who loves spending time there with some of his friends from Kilmaron School in Cupar.

Nathan attends Kilmaron School in Cupar, and also goes to Ceres Primary School one day a week.

He was delighted when children belonging to the Ceres Cub pack came to see the lighting display.

She said: “It’s just a small place and the staff are great, so it’s a real home from home for him.

“Knowing he is happy there and being well-looked after and enjoying all of the activities they offer, is a huge relief to us.”

GENEROSITY

Over the festive period people came from far and wide to see the Johnston’s sparkling display and thanks to their generosity, the family raised £279.49.

“We are very grateful to everyone, said Lesley.

“We are already planning our Christmas 2012 display which is set to be even better!”

Glenmar, which is run jointly by NHS Fife and Fife Council, provides respite care for children aged between three and 18.