OUR latest trip down memory lane takes us back 10 years to the story of a Helensburgh man who left more than £95,000 to the Vale of Leven Hospital in his will.

Sandy Young had passed away two years previously, but news of the bequest only came to light after a use for the funds was agreed between Mr Young's family and hospital staff.

Here's how we reported on Sandy's generous gesture in the Advertiser on January 15, 2009...

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A HELENSBURGH man who died two years ago has left £95,000 to the Vale of Leven Hospital.

Sandy Young, who lived in West King Street, left a legacy of £95,225.15 to be used for patient care and research.

And after discussion with his sister, Wilma Robertson, it has been agreed that it will be used in the tissue viability area for the care and development of treatments for problems related to varicose veins and varicose ulcers.

Mrs Robertson, who lives in Forfar, said: “My brother was a bachelor and had no family and he wanted to leave his money where it could do some good.

“He received some treatment at the Vale of Leven Hospital for varicose veins. So, while he left it for patient care and research, after discussion with the endowments department of the health board we agreed that it should go to the tissue viability section.

“I wanted to have it going to something specific so that it didn’t just disappear into a black hole.

“I had read in a Dundee paper about some charity money at Ninewells Hospital being spent on nurses’ uniforms and I didn’t want that to happen in this case.”

A special Alexander S Young Vale of Leven Fund has been set up to administer the money.

Mrs Robertson added: “We were quite gobsmacked when we heard his will!”