Fundraiser for family of nine-year-old struck down by tractor hits £13,000

Naomi Sarah Ferrans was knocked down on the A76 in New Cumnock on Monday, September 18.

Fundraiser for Ayrshire girl Naomi Sarah Ferrans who died in a tractor crash hits £13,000 in three days Police Scotland

A fundraiser in memory of a nine-year-old girl killed after being hit by a tractor while cycling her bike has reached £13,000 in just three days.

Naomi Sarah Ferrans was knocked down on the A76 in the Castle area of New Cumnock at around 12.35pm on Monday, September 18.

The schoolgirl was pronounced dead at the scene.

Following her death, a GoFundMe page was set up to support Naomi’s family.

Organised by Pamela McSkimming, the fund aims to take “pressure” off the family.

The donation page reads: “Following the devastating tragedy that shook our wee town on Monday where a beautiful wee girl was sadly killed.

“I would like to raise some money to take the pressure off the family in this heartbreaking time for them.

“Fly high angel.”

The initial £1,000 target was quickly surpassed with domations reaching £13,000 in three days.

Police Scotland confirmed that enquiries into the crash are “ongoing”.

Inspector Craig Beaver of Ayrshire’s Road Policing Unit previously said: “Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Naomi at this difficult time and we ask that their privacy is respected.

“Our enquiries are ongoing, and we are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident and who hasn’t already spoken to officers to get in touch.

“I would also appeal to anyone who was in the area around the time and who may have dash-cam footage which could assist to contact us.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact 101 quoting reference 1311 of September 18, 2023.

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