A former St Andrews University student’s family hope their loved one’s legacy will live on more than a year after his tragic death.
Christopher Hutchon was killed when a learner driver lost control of his car and skidded off the snow-covered A93 near Ballater on January 18 last year.
The 37-year-old was due to become a parent for the first time with wife Kirstine, and he had plans to renovate their farmhouse near Ballater.
Instead, his ambition to create a loving family home was never fulfilled, and his daughter Annabelle will grow up never knowing her father who “had everything to live for”.
But a year on his wife and friends have raised thousands of pounds in his name to make improvements to local emergency medical care.
The campaign has now raised more than £14,000 to purchase defibrillators for the area, while his father, David, has also revealed how the family has donated a piece of lifesaving equipment to the Darlington Memorial Hospital in the town where his son grew up.
“It’s been such a horrible time for us all,” said David. “But we have to try and carry on and do what good we can.
“The hospital needs the equipment and it’s an appropriate memorial to him. We know Chris would be thrilled.”
Kirstene gave birth to Annabelle two months after her husband died. She has been given the second name Chris in his memory.
Mr Hutchon had studied at St Andrews between 1996 and 2000, and enjoyed travelling and snowboarding in Morzine in the French Alps.
It has since emerged the Crown Office has ruled that no charges will be brought.