Fundraiser for hospitals in memory of Fife baby who died aged just two weeks old

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People have been running, baking, painting and more, in memory of a Anstruther baby who died aged just two weeks old.

Little baby Eva May Ceceila Low was born with a heart condition, and sadly died just two weeks later, in early March.

Friends and family of her parents, Megan Thrupp and Kris Low, and grandparents, Graeme and Carol Low, and Alan Thrupp and Marianne Gatherum, have been raising funds for two hospitals – the maternity unit at Victoria Hospital, which looked after Eva and Megan, and the Glasgow Children’s Hospital, where Eva was due to get treatment for her heart condition – and the Air Ambulance, which came out to help the day Eva died.

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Twenty two people have raised funds as part of the 2.6 challenge, which was set up to support charities following the cancellation of the London Marathon.

Some have walked 2.6 miles or ran 2.6km, while others have painted 26 sunflowers. Megan did a 2.6 mile walk, baked and walked another 26 miles.

“It has helped,” Megan said. “I has kept me busy, and we’ve had the support of the community and people online. It’s been nice. We’ve been getting so many nice messages.

“Eva was perfect. She was beautiful. You’d never have thought there was anything wrong with her.”

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At the time of writing, an incredible £6601 had been raised for the two hospitals.

Trudi Gardener, a friend of the parents, came up with the idea as a means of supporting them at this tough time.

“We can’t be with them,” she told the Mail. “This is to give them support from a distance.”

Trudi thanked those who donated, adding: “It’s incredible. We’ve been messaging people to thank them.”

To make a donation, visit www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/trudi-gardner.

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