A bid to raise £2,000 to help the family of Angus double lung transplant girl, Ruby Walker, who passed away on Saturday, has been achieved just hours after it was launched.
Donations have flooded in to the charity page set up following the heartbreaking news that 10-year-old had succumbed to her fight after falling ill a week ago.
The tragic news of Ruby’s death comes just weeks after the brave youngster returned to Hayshead Primary school in Arbroath following the transplant operation in Newcastle in March.
The donations page was launched in the hope of raising £2,000 to provide a headstone and memorial.
Just hours later that total had already been smashed with £2,700 being pledged by 9pm.
Ruby was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at just two weeks old and suffered a viral infection at seven months.
She spent three years on the transplant list and her life hung in the balance on Christmas Day when one of her barely functioning lungs collapsed.
The transplant was carried out at Freeman Hospital in Newcastle in late March and Ruby returned home to Arbroath in May.
Hundreds of people have also taken to social media to express the condolences with many posting tributes for Ruby on the Ruby’s Dreams Facebook page.
Anyone wanting to make a donation can do so by going to www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/ruby-arbroath