TOTAL fundraiser in memory of Campbell

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A fly cup and a fine piece is an everyday treat for most of us in the North-east.

However, this particular tradition took on a different meaning last month when staff and contractors at the TOTAL E&P UK gas terminal at St Fergus held a fundraising coffee morning in aid of the Campbell Burns Metabolic Trust.

The charity was established by Mark and Rebecca Burns earlier this year following the birth of their son Campbell who was diagnosed with a terminal metabolic disorder in March.

Sadly, baby Campbell passed away on September 28 after a brave fight. The Trust will continue with the aim of supporting families during similar difficult and sad circumstances both emotionally and in making memories as well as raising awareness of metabolic disorders in young children.

Staff at TOTAL, many of whom had worked with Campbell’s grandfather John Burns, a former employee, generously contributed to the Trust at the coffee morning, which was held in memory of Campbell and raised a magnificent £1,000 which TOTAL match funded.

Speaking from their home in England, Mark and Rebecca Burns said: “We are so very grateful to all our friends at TOTAL for their tremendous efforts in raising money for the charity set up in our little boy’s name.

“Although Campbell’s illness meant we were not able to bring him up to Fraserburgh to meet all of his Scottish family, we really appreciate the support of friends and family in the North East.

“Campbell was a shining star, a gift we were lucky to have for eight months. With the help of generous folk like those at TOTAL, we hope his charity will live on to help many families living with a metabolic disorder diagnosis.”