Kind-hearted Linda Harling is going full steam ahead to raise funds for a charity close to her heart.
The day centre officer was the winner of a raffle prize when she was on a recent Scottish Railway Preservation Society trip from Bo’ness to Fort William.
However, now she wants to auction off the prize – a framed print of a steam train – to raise vital cash for the Scottish Huntington’s Association.
Her 32-year-old nephew, who lives in Edinburgh, has the hereditary neurological condition which affects the brain and central nervous system.
Linda (57), who lives in Anderson Drive, Carron, hopes people will make bids for the print to benefit the charity.
She said: “I’d been on the SRPS railway before – it’s a lovely trip in the autumn – and they were selling raffle tickets. I bought £5-worth but never expected to win.
“It’s a lovely print, but I thought that if I auctioned it off then it might go to a train enthusiast who would appreciate it more.”
The print is of a photograph taken by Keith Sanders and is entitled ‘44871 and 45407 approaching Gleneagles with the Inverness-Edinburgh leg of GB6’.
Linda, who works in Bainsford Day Centre, added: “I would like it to go to someone who would really appreciate it and at the same time help this worthwhile cause.
“Huntington’s is a really horrible condition and I would love if the charity could benefit.”
Send your bid for the print, including your name and contact details to: SRPS Print, The Falkirk Herald, Unit 4A, Gateway Business Park, Beancross Road, Grangemouth, FK3 8WX.
For more details about Huntington’s disease visit www.hdscotland.org.