Dylan’s raffle raises £1,344

Dillon gives the new table a try-out with play leader Dorothy Cooper.
Dillon gives the new table a try-out with play leader Dorothy Cooper.

A Peterhead youngster has presented the Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital with a state-of-the-art arcade games table and toys.

Dillon Youngson (6), was able to raise cash for the purchases by selling raffle tickets over the summer.

Dillon’s proud mum, Sharon Barclay, said: “Dillon has a condition which means that he has spent a lot of time in hospital where the wonderful medical staff and The ARCHIE Foundation have done a lot to help him and our family, and Dillon wanted to do something in return.

“He is a full of energy so over the summer he organised a series of raffles in around Peterhead. Local businesses were brilliant with their support, giving him raffle prizes and letting him sell tickets on their premises.

“He was regularly seen at the Muckle Market in Broad Street. Morrisons supermarket gave a hamper which he raffled in the store and West End Butchers held a raffle for a summer hamper in their shop too. They were all wonderful and he raised an amazing £1,344.33!”

Dillon handed the new table to the hospital’s play leader Dorothy Cooper.

“Play is very important for children, normalising their life away from home and helping with their recuperation,” she said. “ When he was here Dillon didn’t have enough electronic games so he was determined to raise enough for this super table which has 100 games for one and two players.

“We know it will be as big hit and make a great difference for many children. What Dillon has done is fantastic and we are very grateful to him and his family.”