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Charity pledges £2.9m to children's hospital

A CHARITY set up to support sick children in Edinburgh has pledged £2.9 million to support a range of projects for patients at the city's new hospital for youngsters.

The Sick Kids Friends Foundation will use the funds to create a welcoming entrance at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh, new family-friendly environments and play spaces with a virtual aquarium. Work will start on the new hospital site later this year and the foundation will have input in both outdoor and indoor areas.

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David Reith, chairman of the Sick Kids Friends Foundation, said: "We're extremely excited to announce that we can commit such a substantial fund to the re-provision of the RHSC in Edinburgh.

"Our plans bring together the needs and feedback of many valuable stakeholders to ensure our support is ­positioned where it is needed most.

"We're deeply grateful to all of our donors whose generous support and trust has helped us pledge such a fantastic sum to the new facility. I hope fundraisers will continue to help us raise the funds required to further enhance this marvellous hospital which will care for generations of sick children from across Scotland."

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