A Trust fund has been set up for a teenage girl who suffered brain damage after being swept into the sea at Eyemouth Harbour,
14-year-old Katy-Lou MacLean was trying to rescue a friend from 20 feet waves when they were both swept into the water on June 4th 2012. Katy-Lou was taken to hospital with serious injuries, and remains at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh.
Her family have launched an online trust to raise funds, to help her cope with life when she gets home. £17,000 has already been raised through fundraising since last week.
A website has been set up my Katy-Lou's family. On it, her father Andy McLean says
Katie-Lou's parents Andy and Nikki Maclean visited the harbour side forthe first time since the accident this morning. Andy said:
Andy explained that they have been overwhelmed by the level of support they have been given.
An Emergency Services day will be held later this month on Eyemouth Harbour to raise money for the Trust.