The family of a Perthshire girl who tragically died after battling a rare form of cancer have been successful in reaching their fundraising target for patients and staff at Ninewells Hospital.
Youngster Ruby Stewart, from Inchture, died on January 3 after a two-year battle with rhabdomyosarcoma, a particularly aggressive form of childhood cancer, just before her seventh birthday.
Her parents Andy and Claire launched a plan earlier this month to honour her memory by raising £3,000 for staff and patients in ward 29 at Ninewells, where Ruby was treated.
And this week, it was revealed that this target had been smashed.
On the family’s fundraising Facebook page, The Unicorn With The Ruby Horn, it was announced that the goal had been beaten by more than £500.
A post on the social media page read: “Just a reminder that we’ll be closing Ruby’s memorial page for ward 29 tomorrow (Monday) evening.
“It’s now sitting at £3,356, which is just incredible and that’s not including the money from Ruby’s celebration of life service.
“On behalf of Claire, Andy, Ruby and all of Team Ruby, thanks so much for your support. Well done everyone.”
Ruby’s parents are committed to supporting the ongoing research into this illness through Ruby’s Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group named fund.