A fundraiser in memory of Perthshire 6-year-old Ruby Stewart raised more than £1000 in its first 24 hours.
It was set up to benefit the patients and staff of Ward 29 at Ninewells Hospital to honour Ruby’s memory with hopes at least £3000 can be raised.
Kevin Anderson, who wrote a book inspired by Ruby and her love of unicorns, said: “The care that Ruby received from all of the NHS was incredible.
“In particular Ward 29 of Ninewells Hospital had such a positive impact on Ruby’s life.”
On the fundraising page, he added: “The care, love and support that Ruby was given there was nothing short of sensational.
“The staff there didn’t just care for Ruby’s condition, they became her friends. They made her laugh and comforted her when she was very ill.
“Their support wasn’t just limited to Ruby. They helped (her parents) Claire and Andy navigate every aspect of Ruby’s care.
“Their help and compassion meant that Claire and Andy could spend more precious time with Ruby.”
Ruby, from Inchture, had stage four alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma, a type of soft tissue trauma. She had received the diagnosis at only four years old.
After becoming paraplegic at the beginning on November, her parents were prompted to highlight what Claire described as a “desperate” need to find a cure and fund research.
Ruby continued to bravely fight the illness and even enjoyed a trip to Lapland shortly before Christmas.
She also had a proactive role in the completion of the Unicorn with the Ruby Horn book, which also raised much-needed funds.
Ruby passed away in the early hours of January 3.
On the fundraising page, Kevin added: “Ruby would be delighted to know that money raised in her memory would go to support all her friends on Ward 29.
“Ruby had an incredibly kind heart and showing kindness to the people who cared for her with such compassion is the most fitting of tributes to her life.”
Donations to the fundraiser can be made on the JustGiving page.