THE fund started by the family of Crosshill sepsis victim, Marguerite Henderson, to assist with funding bionic limbs for her is now just £10,000 from their target.

The appeal was last week boosted by a donation of £1,200, co-ordinated by Lodge Ballingry 1183.

Marguerite is pictured with Bro John Sharp, RWM of Lodge Ballingry, who explained that included in total were donations from other masonic lodges within the province of Fife and Kinross.

Marguerite warmly thanked John for the generosity of the Lodge Ballingry members and the brethren of the other lodges who had contributed.

Marguerite Henderson was struck by the horrific condition almost six months ago, which ended up with doctors having to remove her arms and legs to ensure that the poison caused by the Sepsis could be brought under control.

It all started with something which appeared so insignificant as a paper cut but within a few days Marguerite was very, very ill.

At one stage doctors feared they might not be able to save her but by removing her arms and legs they were able to bring the poison in her bloodstream under control.

The Benarty gran is now recovering and has been stunned by the support her family's fundraising has had to ensure that she can get prosthetic arms and hands and a special electric wheelchair.

She hopes that the prosthetic limbs that her family want her to have will help give her the chance to live life as normally as possible after an horrific past few months.

Marguerite has been stunned with the generosity of the public in Benarty, and throughout the Cowdenbeath-Lochgelly area and beyond, who have played an amazing role as the Fund has reached the £70,000 mark.

She said a couple of months back: "I cannot thank everyone enough for the generosity they have shown has been quite unbelievable."