Departing Donside hotel duo raise farewell funds

The cheque presentation
The cheque presentation

A departing duo of Donside hotel proprietors used their farewell party to raise some cash for a young boy from their home town.

Former proprietors of the Kildrummy Inn Darren and Sylvia Gimber handed over a £750 cheque to the fund set up for the benefit of seven-year-old Logan Fox who suffers from Diplegic cerebral palsy.

Darren and Sylvia took over the Donside property in 2004 after moving to the area from Falkirk.

On Friday, October 4 after nine and a half years as proprietors they held their leaving party, deciding that they would use the event to try and raise money for Sylvia’s Step-sister Lianne’s son Logan.

The funds will be used to build an extension adapted to Logan’s specific needs at the family home in Bo’ness.

This will include fitting out the extension with a hoist, wet-room, and a specially adapted bedroom with hospital style bed and other equipment which is required to help Logan live as normal life as possible with his condition.

The pair said: “It’s a fantastic amount raised thanks once again to the kindness and generosity of the friends, customers and the local community all whom have supported us during our time as proprietors at Kildrummy Inn”.

“As people are aware during our time at the Inn we have raised allot of money for lots of projects like Macmillan, as well as children’s projects in Malawi, Tanzania, Peru & more specifically our projects in Nepal. We decided to use our farewell party for a project much closer to home and once again everybody dipped into their pockets and raised a fantastic amount”.

They added: “We would also like to wish new proprietors David, Nigel, Helen and Sophie all the very best...”