Forfar teenager’s cash for Whitehills

Senior Charge Nurse Peter Croll, left, accepts a cheque for �425 from his son Laing on behalf of Whitehills Hospital Minor Injury Unit, Laing raised the cash through a sponsored walk of 50 miles of the West Highland Way and taking part in the Ben Nevis Challenge. (Picture by Photos on Location, Forfar)
Senior Charge Nurse Peter Croll, left, accepts a cheque for �425 from his son Laing on behalf of Whitehills Hospital Minor Injury Unit, Laing raised the cash through a sponsored walk of 50 miles of the West Highland Way and taking part in the Ben Nevis Challenge. (Picture by Photos on Location, Forfar)

A Forfar teenager has donated a three figure sum to the Minor Injuries and Illnesses Unit (MIIU) at Whitehills.

Seventeen-year-old Laing Croll raised £425 by walking 50 miles of the West Highland Way.

Initially Laing had planned to walk the whole 95 miles of The West Highland Way but after completing 50 miles he had to stop due to other commitments. However, he was determined to carry on with his challenge and with the support of his parents Peter and Pam he also climbed Ben Nevis Scotland’s highest mountain.

Laing decided, having attended MIIU in the past, to raise money to thank staff at the unit for the service they provide.

Friends and family, as well as pupils and teachers from Forfar Academy and Inverarity School, sponsored his trek.

Laing’s dad Peter Croll, who is senior charge nurse at the unit, accepted the cheque on behalf of Whitehills MIIU.

Peter said, “We are extremely grateful to Laing for this kind donation and congratulate him for his efforts in tackling the West Highland Way and climbing Ben Nevis. The money raised will be used to benefit patients in the MIIU.”