Bo’ness family raise money for Zak Scott Braveheart Foundation

Ian Scott of the Zak Scott Braveheart Foundation, Andrew Gavin, Fiona Gavin holding son Elliot Gavin (1) and Alex Gavin (4) at the Richmond House Hotel in Bo'ness.
Ian Scott of the Zak Scott Braveheart Foundation, Andrew Gavin, Fiona Gavin holding son Elliot Gavin (1) and Alex Gavin (4) at the Richmond House Hotel in Bo'ness.
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A Bo’ness family raised almost £700 for the Zak Scott Braveheart Foundation that boosts the morale of young children with heart disorders.

Fiona Gavin and her husband Andrew had a terrifying experience when their one-year-old son Elliot was diagnosed with a congenital heart disorder.

Elliot was three months old when he was diagnosed and just two months later he was having open-heart surgery.

Fiona said: “It was such a scary time for the family. It is not something you are ever prepared for as a parent and I hope to never have to go through it again.”

While Elliot was in hospital the Zak Scott Braveheart Foundation supplied Elliot with a gift worth £75 after his surgery. They also gave him a teddy, a badge and a memo board.

Fiona said: “The foundation was brilliant and it definitely helped cheer up Elliot during his recovery.”

For Elliot’s first birthday the family held a fundraiser and instead of gifts guests were asked for a small donation, raising £684.

Fiona would like to thank everyone for their help on the day.