• Text size      
  • Send this article to a friend
  • Print this article

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.

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."

Contextual targeting label: 

Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on HeraldScotland on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis.
If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.