Brownings raises funds to bring home man in coma

Brownings The Bakers has been selling special empire biscuits to help raise money for a Scottish man who is in a coma after being attacked in Ibiza.

The ‘Bring Gav Home’ traditional shortbreads, which are topped with a sugar pack of the 26-year-old’s face, went on sale last Thursday, priced at £1, with the full cost donated to the fund.

Gavin Robertson, from Stewarton, Ayrshire, suffered a blow to the head in the random attack at an ATM in the resort of San Antonio last week.

He was left with a fractured skull, bleeding and bruising on the brain and has been in an induced coma ever since.

Fraser Gall, a business development manager for the Kilmarnock-based bakery and close friend of the victim, wanted to contribute to a wider fundraising campaign, that has so far raised £34,000 to help bring the electrician, who has no travel insurance, home.

He had the idea to create the biscuit following Brownings’ charity partnership with Whiteleys Retreat in Ayr, earlier this year.

The biscuits are made to a traditional shortbread recipe, with butter, flour and sugar.

They are sandwiched together with jam, topped with a fondant and decorated with a design of Gavin’s face.

The shortbread treats went on sale on 5 September in eight Brownings’ shops across Kilmarnock, Irvine and Stewarton.

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