A DETERMINED young Clydebank fund-raiser is one step closer to her £10,000 charity target.

Kayla McCulloch has been a hard-working campaigner in support of the Children’s Liver Disease Foundation over the past three years.

At the beginning of the month, the Post reported on her first fund-raiser of the year to help get her closer to her target.

Through the online raffle she has managed to raise £500, however Kayla’s gran Ann helped by doubling the amount she raised.

Her mum Elaine told the Post: “Thank you to everyone who supported us as a family and Kayla on her fund-raising journey and helped her achieve £1,000 towards her target for the Children’s Liver Disease Foundation, on her Big Yellow Friday Raffle.

“It has been difficult for her, but she is still focused on raising money so that she can give back to the charities that have helped her and help to benefit other children.”

Since Kayla was diagnosed with autoimmune hepatitis overlapping with sclerosing chloangitis, where the immune system attacks her liver, she has organised several events to raise funds. In the past, these events have included raffles, quiz nights, donating her hair and being a top supporter of the Big Yellow Campaign.

The 12-year-old high school pupil now only has £2,000 left to raise before she achieves her £10,000 target.

Alison Taylor, chief executive of the Children’s Liver Disease charity, said in a letter to Kayla: “I would like to say a huge thank you to Kayla for her raffle and achieving her amazing fund-raising goal.

“We couldn’t do what we do without amazing supporters like you.”

Elaine added: “She is so determined to hit her target even through a pandemic. No doubt she will think of something else when she gets reaches her goal.”