The ARCHIE Foundation Makes the Difference

Published

15th October 2020

The ARCHIE Foundation Makes the Difference at Tayside Children’s Hospital as ‘sky panels’, chosen by local children, are set to replace uninspiring ceiling tiles.  

 

Colourful pictures will be placed on the ceiling across the new Tayside Children’s Hospital to cheer up young people.  The skypanels feature astronauts, kites, hot air balloons and animals and it is hoped they will act as a distraction during treatment.  The 15 pictures will be strategically placed across the new facility at places where patients will be looking at the ceiling.

 

The panels have been supported by The ARCHIE Foundation.

 

Chairman Joe Mackie said: “Support from the local community in fundraising to make the difference for Tayside Children’s Hospital has been, and continues to be, outstanding, it is only through generous public donations that The ARCHIE Foundation can continue their work.”

 

Claire Taylor, Fundraising Officer for The ARCHIE Foundation, Tayside commented: “We are excited to announce ARCHIE supporter funded items like this, in advance of the new ‘twin operating theatre’ opening next year.  Having local children choose these panels is a great way to ensure the voices are heard of those close to the service itself.  It is an honor to work with the NHS to help enhance the care provision for children across Tayside in this way”

 

The ARCHIE Foundation fundraising work continues for Tayside Children’s Hospital to help enhance the wraparound care given by NHS.  Chamber members are invited to support future fundraising in any way, including voting on https://www.sparscotland.co.uk/community-cashback.aspx in Area 3 for The ARCHIE Foundation, voting closes 18th October.

 

The ARCHIE Foundation provides a wide range of support and services for babies, children and their families across the north and north east of Scotland with offices at Ninewells, Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital and Raigmore. The charity also encompasses Friends of the Neonatal Unit, based at Aberdeen Maternity Hospital, and Grampian Child Bereavement Network, a service which supports children who have lost a loved one. For further information about the work of The ARCHIE Foundation and the charity’s fundraising campaigns please email claire.taylor@archie.org  or call 07384 819879.

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