The family and friends of a much-loved Lanarkshire schoolgirl are coming together to raise funds for charity in her name.Twelve-year-old Gemma Caffrey passed away suddenly on October 25 after suffering a brain haemorrhage.She had been on holiday with mum and dad, Alison and Graeme, in her favourite place, Haggerston Castle, when she became unwell.The Lanarkshire Live app is available to download now.
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Now mum and dad, Alison and Graeme, are taking on the Jog on January challenge in aid of Child Bereavement UK. And Burnbank Equestrian Centre, where horse-daft Gemma rode, are 'riding out' at the end of the month to help the same cause.
Both have set up JustGiving pages for their challenges, with Gemma's parents receiving support from Child Bereavement UK. Alison told Lanarkshire Live : "Gemma had a headache on and off for theRead more on dailyrecord.co.uk