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Medical physics staff donate to children

Staff from medical physics at Ninewells held a tea party to raise money to buy toys, books and a voucher for arts and craft supplies for Tayside Children’s Hospital and the Sunshine Box.

The Sunshine Box is a charity that supplies toys, books and games to the Tayside Children’s Hospital and the children’s unit at Perth Royal Infirmary.

Medical physics service support officer Michelle Batchelor said, “I thought it would be nice to have a tea party for my colleagues. Everyone contributed and we managed to raise money to buy items for the Sunshine Box and a voucher to buy art and crafts.

“It’s important for children to express themselves through arts and crafts. It really can help to take their mind of feeling unwell.”

Accepting the donation, play specialist Maxine Roy said, “Thank you to everyone who donated, it is very much appreciated.”

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l-r play assistant Sandie Spalding, medical physics staff Gordon Craig, Julia Faerber, Peter Clinch and Michelle Batchelor, and play specialist Maxine Roy

Vouchers for Children’s Hospital

Members of the Dundee Emerald Celtic supporters club visited Tayside Children’s Hospital to donate a £300 voucher for the Overgate Shopping Centre. The club has various fundraisers throughout the year and donates the proceeds to local charities.

Paul Birk from the supporters club said, “We have donated to various local charities including food banks and Roxburghe House in the past. Our latest fundraiser was a bonus ball and we wanted to donate it to the Children’s Hospital so show our support.”

Play specialist Una Paton said, “A big thank you to everyone who took part. The voucher will go towards buying toys and books for the children.”

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l-r (back) Alex Martin, Dean Barry and Paul Birk with Una Paton (left) and staff from Tayside Children’s Hospital

Soul night raises money for CBIR

Dundee Northern Soul Oldies Club raised money for the Centre for Brain Injury Rehabilitation (CBIR) at Roxburghe House to thank staff for their hard work.

Bob Caird from the group said, “Every year the club holds four soul nights and the money raised from ticket sales is divided up and donated to four local charities. This year one of the charities we decided to donate to is CBIR as we have a few members who received or are receiving treatment there for various conditions.

“They help so many people and so this is our way of saying thank you for their hard work and excellent care.”

Senior charge nurse Kathleen Tough said, “On behalf of everyone at CBIR we are very grateful to Bob and the Northern Soul Oldies Club for their generous donation which will allow our team to have access to extra equipment and resources that benefit patient recovery and experience of rehabilitation.”

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Bob Caird with staff from CBIR

Painting donated to CIU

Former patient Duncan Mackenzie donated a painting of South Inch to the Clinical Investigation Unit at Ninewells Hospital.

Duncan, who painted it himself, said, “I wanted to give the ward something to say thank you for looking after me. I love art, and seeing it in the hospital always makes me happy. It really does brighten up the wards.”

Accepting the donation on behalf of CIU, senior charge nurse Fiona Kennedy said, “Thank you to Duncan for taking the time to create this beautiful painting. We really appreciate it.”

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Duncan Mackenzie with his daughter and staff from CIU

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