A woman has launched a fundraising drive to send a young girl to Walt Disney World following the tragic death of her mother.
Jenna Tindall, 29, and her partner Marc Edwards, 26, both died in a car accident in the outskirts of Edinburgh in the early hours of July 8 last year as they made their way home to Dundee from a holiday in Lanzarote.
Jenna’s daughter, six-year-old Abbie, was pulled from the wreckage of the car.
Alexander McCabe, who was driving the vehicle that caused the crash, was given a 12-month community payback order, told to carry out 180 hours of unpaid work, given supervision for a year and was also disqualified from driving for two-and-a-half years.
Now, family friend Vicky McCash has launched a pledge to send Abbie and her dad, James Wilson, to Walt Disney World in Florida.
A trip to the theme park with Abbie had been a dream of Jenna’s before her life was cut short.
Vicky, 41, a self-employed therapist, said: “Jenna always talked of taking Abbie to Walt Disney World, but sadly never got the chance.
“I’m hoping to be able to make this wee girl’s dreams come true and raise enough money for her and James to go on the holiday of a lifetime and make memories that will last forever.
“No child should grow up without their mummy — I can’t even bear to think about it.
“We take our families, holidays and things for granted until we think about situations like this and it really hits home.
“I’m asking everyone to please help me get Abbie off to see Mickey Mouse.”
Vicky started the fund with £450 as a result of a prize draw and said there had been various donations from locals — with more than £1,000 had raised in a single day.
Dad James, 38, said: “Not a lot of people realise Abbie was in the crash as well and she was the only person who came out of the car in one piece. Someone was definitely looking out for her.
“It’s such a shame that she lost her mum so young.
“I’ve known Vicky for ages, so this was unexpected.
“It was Jenna’s dream to take her to Walt Disney World, and Abbie, since she was really young, talked about going to the ‘big castle’ one day with her mum.”
To donate to the campaign, visit justgiving.com/crowdfunding/vicky-mccash-1.