A group of north-east school pupils have raised nearly £20,000 in memory of a fellow student who died following a battle with anorexia.
Youngsters from Mackie Academy in Stonehaven took part in a sponsored walk to raise the cash after 19-year-old Caroline Robertson – daughter of MSP Dennis Robertson – lost her five-year battle with the disease.
Miss Robertson died on February 25 last year while undergoing surgery for internal bleeding at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.
In total, the pupils raised £18,000 which will be donated to the Archie Foundation - a charity based at Aberdeen Royal Children's Hospital.
Mr Robertson said: "Everyone who took part is to be congratulated, the money raised will help in the battle against anorexia. The generosity of so many in Caroline's memory makes it even more special for our family.
“I would especially like to thank Ewen Ritchie, Caroline's former guidance teacher and now deputy principal, who was instrumental in suggesting that the money raised could go towards supporting local anorexia awareness."
A spokesman for the charity said: "We are overwhelmed by the generosity of everyone who took part in this important fundraising event.
“Every penny donated will be used by the Archie Foundation to support the Young People's Department in Aberdeen in their exceptional efforts making such a difference to the lives of young people from across the north-east suffering from anorexia."
For more information on anorexia, visit the STV Health Centre, brought to you by NHS inform.
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