Ruby wedding raises £1320 for childrens’ wards

Jim and Jessie Rae, Ruby Quinn, her big sister Lexie Quinn and members of staff from both wards.
Jim and Jessie Rae, Ruby Quinn, her big sister Lexie Quinn and members of staff from both wards.

A kind-hearted couple turned celebrations for their special wedding anniversary into a fundraiser for two hospital wards where their granddaughter was treated.

Jim and Jessie Rae from Kirkcowan celebrated their Ruby Wedding Anniversary on 26th March this year in Stranraer Rugby Club with family and friends.

Mrs Rae said: “Instead of presents we requested donations towards the Neonatal Unit and Children’s Ward 15 DGRI. These two wards are very close to our hearts.

“Our granddaughter, Ruby Quinn, has been a patient in both wards.”

A total of £1320 was raised with each ward getting £660.

Pictured are Jim and Jessie Rae, Ruby Quinn, her big sister Lexie Quinn and members of staff from both wards.

A spokesperson for NHS Dumfries and Galloway said: “What a lovely gesture. We are very grateful to Jim and Jessie for their kind donations.”