A BRAVE young man from Ayr has helped with the launch of a prize draw which will raise thousands of pounds to support children at Glasgow Children’s Hospital.

Patient Jack McConnachie, aged 10, helped to unveil a new MINI Electric on behalf of the hospital’s charity, that will give supporters the chance to win the car and raise vital funds.

Jack was born with duodenal atresia and Down’s syndrome, and spent the first seven weeks of his life in the Neonatal Unit. He has already undergone a total of 19 surgeries at both the former Yorkhill, and the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow.

Now he and his family are hopeful that the launch of this prize can help ensure that other children receive vital treatment, just as Jack did.

Jack’s mother, Jacqueline McConnachie, said: “We’re delighted to help launch this fantastic initiative – it’s our family’s way of showing our appreciation for the work of the charity and the NHS teams who care for Jack so well.

“Hospital has played a big part in Jack’s life since he was born, and Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity plays a large part in the work done at the children’s hospital.

“During many long and worrying stays, the charity has helped to make our time on the wards a little easier with their family support projects, and more enjoyable for Jack with their wonderful Play Programme and events.”

Entrants can take part in the Grand Prize Draw online or by post.

For more info, visit

GlasgowChildrensHospitalCharity.org/GrandPrizeDraw or call 0141 212 8750 before 5pm on December 24.