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Family donates benches in memory of Fraser Graeme Robertson

The Robertson family from Dundee has donated two benches to the intensive care unit (ICU) at Ninewells.

Fraser Robertson visited the ICU to donate the benches in memory of his son, Fraser Graeme Robertson who was treated there when he fell into a diabetic coma.

Fraser said, “At Fraser’s funeral, we had a collection for ICU. We decided to buy benches so patients and their families can sit outside. The staff are amazing and do great work there. They are very friendly and kept us at ease. Thank you to them for their hard work and to all our friends and family for their donation.”

Accepting the donation on behalf of ICU, staff nurse Dawn McKay said, “Thank you so much to Fraser’s family and friends for this very kind donation. We have an outside area so our patients who are well enough will be able to sit outside with their family in the warmer months for some fresh air.”

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Fraser Robertson with staff from ICU


Perthshire girl raises funds for Tayside Children’s Hospital

Eight-year-old Lois Kennedy donated a £100 Smyths gift card to Tayside Children’s Hospital after selling her princess dresses.

Lois, who is from Inchture, wanted to raise money to help children who spend a lot of time in hospital. Some of her family also contributed to her fund.

Accepting the donation, play specialist Gillian Doig said, “A huge thank you to Lois for her very kind donation. We are already thinking about what we can buy with the money she raised.” 

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l-r play specialist Maxine Roy, Lois Kennedy and play specialist Gillian Doig


Hair-raising donation for Roxburghe House

Roxburghe House received a cheque for £600 from local girl Cara McMahon.

Cara handed over a cheque for £600 to senior charge nurse Marnie Ferguson after raising the money by cutting off her hair to donate to the Little Princess Trust.

This was done in memory of her mum Shonagh’s late friend Ailsa Smith who died in Roxburghe House in September 2018.

Accepting the cheque, Marnie said, “Donations such as this help us provide the extra comforts for our patients that are not otherwise available, and make our environment more homely for our patients and their families.”

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Cara handing over the cheque to Marnie Ferguson

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