A MORAY MUM is hosting an afternoon tea this weekend as a tribute and fundraiser for the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow.
Sharon Hurford has moved to host the event at the Pluscarden Hall on Sunday from 2pm until 4pm after her son Lachlan received treatment just 24 hours after he was born.
“The day after he was born it was noticed that Lachlan had an unusual triangular head shape,” Sharon told insideMoray, adding: “Metopic Craniosynostosis was confirmed, a rare condition that only affects between 1800 and 3000 children.
“If left untreated it can cause headaches, learning difficulties, eye problems and other symptoms. After several trips to the Royal Hospital it was decided Lachlan would have surgery – so two weeks after his first birthday we made the emotional journey to Glasgow.
“The maxilo facial and neuro surgeons then spent seven hours removing and reshaping the font part of his skull, a little like a jigsaw. In this time he also had a blood transfusion, this is normal.
“I am incredibly proud of Lachlan, even when his eyes were swollen shut he never cried, just laughed and smiled – then just four days later we were on our way home!”
Sharon felt that the outstanding care and treatment the family received deserved an effort on their part to help the hospital in any way they could, and that prompted efforts to hold the event this weekend.
She said: “We have some spectacular raffle prizes including a bottle of Benromach and tour or the distillery, kindly donated by Gordon and Macphail – and a whopping £100 voucher kindly donated by Specsavers in Elgin!
“Lachlan has just had his first check up and the surgeons are extremely pleased with his progress and development.”
People can now visit Lachlan’s Facebook Page for more information on the event and how to donate.