A MOTION has been lodged by Gil Paterson in the Scottish Parliament recognising the work of Norma Docherty and her family. The Dochertys tragically lost their son Scott at just 17 years old. It turns out, he could have been saved by a defibrillator. Now, the family has dedicated huge amounts of time to making sure busy local places have this life-saving technology.
The motion lodged to the Scottish Parliament reads:
That the Parliament praises Norma Docherty from Old Kilpatrick for spearheading fundraising for defibrillators; understands that Scott Docherty, died when aged 17 from sudden arrhythmic death syndrome (SADS) in 2011 and that since then his mum Norma, her husband Andy and sister Lilian have fundraised more than £12,000 to install defibrillators in schools and community venues across Scotland with SADS UK; believes that they have helped donate defibrillators to the Clyde Shopping Centre, Clydebank Town Hall, Old Kilpatrick Bowling Club, Gavinburn and Linnvale primary schools, both Clydebank high schools and Our Lady of Loretto primary, and acknowledges the courage that the family has shown in the years following Scott's untimely passing, as well as the help that SADS UK has given during the fundraising campaign.
Press releases prepared by Alan Ferguson, Gil Paterson MSP's communications manager, who can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or 07342 061722..