Bus firm to put on free travel for fundraising event in memory of Airdrie nurse
A kind-hearted Monklands bus firm is putting on free transport for people attending a fundraiser in memory of Airdrie nurse Alison Clark next month.
McCreadies Coaches will pick people up at its Calderbank garage and drive them to the charity night at Airdrie working men’s club on Friday, September 13.
Beloved Whinhall resident Alison tragically passed away at the age of 36 back in September 2016.
As reported in the Advertiser at the time, heartfelt tributes were paid to the Monklands Hospital trauma nurse, and a GoFundMe page set up in her memory raised more than £4000 in a matter of hours following her death.
Her loved ones are preparing to host the fundraiser to collect cash for a defibrillator – and have hailed McCreadies Coaches for its generosity.
Alison’s uncle Jim said: “This is a fantastic gesture by McCreadies and we can’t thank them enough.
“They will be picking people up from the bus garage in Calderbank at 7pm and anyone interested in coming along can contact me to book a seat.”
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Tickets for the charity night are on sale now, with Jim adding: “We are aiming to raise enough funds to buy a defibrillator, which costs around £2000, to place in the village of Calderbank, where Alison and her family grew up and her two daughters live now.
“The first eight minutes of a cardiac arrest are crucial; and having this piece of equipment could save a life.
“We are asking for any donation, big or small, to be raffled or auctioned on the night and hope that as many members of the community, and people who were touched by Alison, can turn out for the event.
“We will have entertainment from singer Kirk James and comedian Mitch Gibb.
“We are hoping for it to be a very successful fundraiser; but we need support from the people of Monklands.”
To book tickets for the fundraiser, priced £5, or a place on the free bus, call Jim on 07595 442786 or email him at [email protected]