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Grantmaker to spread the word about its work to local community

Grantmaker to spread the word about its work to local community

An Edinburgh-based charity that supports the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh is to take its work to a wider audience through the use of expert speakers.

The Sick Kids Friends Foundation (SKFF) supports the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh and has committed to giving £2.9million towards its move to a new, purpose-built home next year.

Last year, SKFF also awarded grants to enhance nine areas of the hospital, including the bereavement suite and A&E waiting rooms. It awarded 48 grants for comforts, which included toys, technology such as DVD players and iPads, arts and crafts, and the Beads of Courage programme, as well as funding almost 20 pieces of equipment to improve the care of children.

To raise awareness of what it does, SKFF is now offering free speakers to the local community, and is encouraging clubs, organisations and societies across Edinburgh and the Lothians to book a speaker to find out more about its work.

Pippa Johnston, director of fundraising and marketing at SKFF, said:

“We exist to ensure children and young people’s lives are less interrupted by illness and that they have a more positive hospital experience. We want to share our plans for the new hospital with the local community, and ensure people are well informed of the life-changing projects we fund and the supportive work that we do.”

Those interested in booking a free speaker can contact Aby Johnston on aby.johnson@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk or call 0131 668 4949.

 

Picture credit:  Rob McDougall

Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.

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