DUNFERMLINE's music scene is pulling together to raise money for a sepsis survivor who had her limbs amputated after a paper cut.

Marguerite Henderson contracted the illness and was placed in an induced coma for a week as her family were told by doctors to prepare for the worst.

The 55-year-old managed to pull through and fundraising is now under way to help buy her a bionic hand, prosthetic legs and an electric wheelchair.

The Glen Pavilion will host the first Music for Marguerite gig next Friday, June 15, and a second night at PJ Molloys is slated for Saturday, September 1.

Jean Appleby, from Dunfermline, has known the former Fife Council support worker for 36 years and has played a key role in organising the events.

She said: "Marguerite's extremely grateful for all the support that has been shown; she's been blown away.

"I wanted to do something more than just donate and that's where music came into things. It has this way of making you feel good and within one week, we had 19 bands and acts offering to play for free.

"We want to repay them by having the Glen Pavilion and PJ Molloys packed out to help raise funds and to raise awareness of what sepsis is.

"Not a lot of people understand it.

"She was fighting for life.

"I was shocked by how it started.

"It was hard to hear that after she was out of the coma, she was struggling to cope with it all emotionally."

Local businesses such as Kenny's Music and Sub Station have lent their expertise for the Glen Pavilion show with donations of memorabilia put forward for auction by Dunfermline Athletic and hometown heroes Big Country, Nazareth and the Skids.

More than £36,000 has been raised so far through the online fundraising page and Jean is hoping thousands more will be brought in after the two gigs.

Marguerite's eldest daughter, Kim Donnachie, said the paper cut which caused her mother's infection was "miniscule" and it led to her being unable to walk.

She was rushed to hospital in February and the following day she was taken into intensive care as her organs began to fail.

Her family were told initially she would be put in a coma for a couple of days and she would wake up better.

But as soon a she was put under, the family were taken into a room and told that she may pass away.

Gig tickets, which cost £10, can be bought from all bands participating, which includes Gentlemen Jackals, Ivory Caves, Too Late To Atone, Concrete Kingdoms and Amy Lou.

To donate to the fundraising page, visit: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/kim-donnachie