Kind-hearted people have rallied around a young Dundee lad who has been diagnosed with leukaemia.
Seven-year-old Garvie Winter, from Downfield, first began to feel a bit unwell during the weekend of October 21 and 22 and seemed to be sleeping a lot.
The Fintry Primary pupil was forced to miss a day at school because he felt “a bit off colour”.
His mum took him to Ninewells Hospital and, two days later, Garvie was at a hospital in Glasgow being prepared for chemotherapy.
He had his first sessions last week, and his parents said he was doing well.
After the Tele revealed the youngster’s plight, more than £1,500 has been raised through a JustGiving page, which was set up by his auntie Cheryl Winter.
Now she has launched a “TeamGarvie” page to raise even more funds to help out the family.
Cheryl has had T-shirts and mugs made with Garvie’s picture printed on them. She is also raffling a pair of unique custom-made shoes with a handbag to match.
Cheryl said she was doing everything she could to help Garvie beat his cancer and to support his parents at this time.
She added: “I’ve also been told that someone else wants to hold a fund- raising night in their pub, so I am waiting to hear more about that.”
Garvie’s mum Haley, 32, said: “Cheryl realised that, as well as having to cope with Garvie’s illness, there is a lot of financial strain.
“Travel costs are expensive and there’s the living costs while in Glasgow. I’m so grateful to everyone who has agreed to help so far.
“Garvie has had three bone marrow tests so far and had chemotherapy put into his spine.
“He’s been up and is cheery and positive.”
Meanwhile, one woman is in the early stages of organising a sponsored walk across the Tay Bridge.
Katie Akram, 32, from Mill o’ Mains, said: “It’s early days but I hope this will be held in about three to four weeks.
“I just wanted to do something to help Garvie and his family.
“His mum said she hopes to be able to take part in the walk.”
Anyone wishing to help out the family should visit the JustGiving page.