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Douglas Ross hands over MSP wage to Keirans Legacy charity – Evening Express

Moray MP Douglas Ross vowed to donate his MSP salary to local charities.

Before being elected to Holyrood, Mr Ross pledged to only continue to receive his MP salary if successful.

Keirans Legacy was the first to receive a cheque of £821.45.

“His legacy is now saving lives”

16-year-old Keiran died after being hit by a car while on his bike near his family home in Elgin.

Following his death, Keiran’s family set up the charity to provide hands on training on how to save a life in an emergency situation, including CPR.

Mr Ross said: “Keirans Legacy is a charity established in the memory of a young man who was taken far too soon in tragic circumstances.

“Sandra and Gordon have worked tirelessly to raise funds for the charity in recent years, but with the pandemic it has understandably been more difficult. Given the vital lifesaving equipment the charity provides, I know this donation will help them make a difference and save lives.”

Keiran Mckandie.

“These aims will continue to save lives in Keiran’s name”

Keirans Legacy also fundraise to supply defibrillators across the country, as they believe this equipment could have been lifesaving for their son. 

After receiving the cheque, Keiran’s mum Sandra Mckandie said: “We’re really grateful to Douglas for thinking of Keirans Legacy to benefit from his first month’s salary.

“The money will help Keirans Legacy purchase more defibrillators, deliver CPR training, and improve the mental health of others through providing recreational activities for ages, all of these aims will continue to save lives in Keirans name and continue his passion for life.”

Defibrillators supplied by Keiran’s Legacy have already been successful in saving lives.

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