A GRASSROOTS appeal has been launched to help bring an Alloa woman home from hospital in time for Christmas.

Donna Willocks was left severely injured after taking a bad fall last month.

The impact proved devastating, resulting in a shattered kneecap and severed artery.

Despite three operations to save her left leg, doctors at Glasgow's Queen Elizabeth University Hospital were left with no choice but to amputate.

Now Donna, 49, needs major adjustments carried out in her home so she can move around the building when she returns.

And to help with the costs, her aunt Susan Robertson set up an online fundraising page to support her.

Sharon Ure, 53, who is Donna's sister, is also involved with the page, and told the Advertiser more about the predicament.

She said: "Her husband had just started a new job, so there is no sick pay or anything like that, so he's had to just finish up work to be with her.

"[We're] basically trying to raise some funds so she can get about the house.

"We don't know if she'll get home before the modifications are done.

"The hospital are sending someone out to have a look.

"We're hoping to get her out the hospital before Christmas, and the hospital have said if we can get as much sorted before Christmas then she can come home."

An initial target of £500 has already been surpassed. However, the total cost of carrying out modifications to Donna's home are still unknown – but are expected to be high.

Sharon said: "I would like to raise as much as I can to help them out and get things done.

"With it being their own house, we don't know what help they'll be entitled to – and with it being so close to Christmas."

In the meantime, Donna remains at Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert, having been transferred there from Glasgow.

And according to Sharon, she's been overwhelmed with the support she's received so far.

She also took the time to thank hospital staff who have been "amazing" in helping her.

To support Donna, search for the 'DonnasWilloxs fundraiser' on Facebook.