Donations flooding in to help get judo coach back home

Judo star Stephanie Inglis
Judo star Stephanie Inglis

An appeal to help fund urgent medical treatment for local judo coach Stephanie Inglis now totals £219,000.

Commonwealth Games star Stephanie, who has taught classes in the Linlithgow area, was left in a coma following a motorcycle accident in Vietnam, where she had been teaching English.

The campaign, which is still ongoing, will also hopefully raise enough cash – the target is £250,000 – to get Stephanie back home again.

Fundraising efforts are continuing for Stephanine, who underwent surgery last week, with a charity auction planned at the Mercure Hotel in Inverness on Saturday featuring a huge number of prizes to be bid for – including a gift voucher for welly boots for all the family, from Hunters kindly arranged by Linlithgow resident and Hunter’s employee Lynne Hardie.

Springfield Primary School will also be holding a fundraising ‘throw my dad for Steph’ event, organised by Elizabeth Fleming (10) and Innis Bennet (9), where children from Sportif judo club who attend the school will be attempting to throw black belt and 2015 Irish Masters Champion Alastair Fleming as many times as possible in two minutes to coin in cash.