The family of a teenager who died from a rare genetic condition have raised nearly £8,000 in her memory.
Eve Hayes, 17, lost her battle with Rett syndrome in September at the Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital.
Eve was diagnosed in 2002 with the rare neurological disorder, which affects brain development.
Over Christmas her parents, Louise Park and Gary Hayes, set up a memory tree in Aberdeen’s Trinity Centre to raise money for the hospital’s charity, the ARCHIE Foundation.
And shoppers, who were invited to buy small paper stars and leave a message on them honouring a loved one, raised a grand total of £7,900.
Ms Park said: “This was our first Christmas without Eve and it had only been a few months since then.
“It started off as an idea to raise money for a charity which we had benefited from a lot, and to be a distraction, because we knew Christmas was going to be difficult.
“It was nice to hear people’s stories and know that you aren’t the only one missing someone at Christmas.”