Ceres residents raise thousands for Jordan

Jordan fun day
Jordan fun day

BIG-hearted villagers in Ceres have raised thousands for a 12-year-old local boy stricken with cancer.

Jordan Laing is currently undergoing intensive treatment after being diagnosed with a brain tumour and a growth on his spine earlier this year.

But the plucky Bell Baxter High School pupil managed to enjoy the fun day organised specially for him on Ceres Green at the weekend.

The event raised almost £3500 and donations are still pouring in, including £250 from Ceres Primary School raised by holding a ‘dress down day’ and another £280 from the staff at Rutherford’s in Pitscottie, who had saved all their tips for two weeks.

Organiser Sarah Buttercase, who is a friend of Jordan’s mum Norma, said: “Jordan’s fun day was a huge success.

“The sun shone down on us and fun was had by all, including Jordan who thankfully managed to make it.

“It was lovely to see him catching up with friends that he hadn’t seen for a while.

“There were so many businesses who helped out and we are grateful to them all as without their kindness the event wouldn’t have been possible.

“I feel very blessed to be part of a community that pulls together when people are in need of some help.”

Sarah added that there had been so many donations that a race night was being planned in the Ceres Inn for the end of July at which an auction and raffle will be held.

Our photos show Jordan and many of the family, friends and villagers who rallied round on Sunday.