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St Andrew’s University Athletic Union donate to TCH

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Students from the athletic union once again donated toys to the Tayside Children’s Hospital. Club member Holly Hetherington said, “Over 50 clubs at the university donated money or members bought presents themselves. We are very passionate about giving back and making sure everyone is festive at Christmas.”

Holly is very passionate about this and helped to organize last year’s donation when she was still at secondary school in Lincolnshire.

Elf day raises money for the Alzheimer’s Society

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Staff from the Neuroprogressive and Dementia network dressed up as elves and held a bake sale to raise £216 for the Alzheimer’s Society.

I was asked to pass this onto you. Please find attached photo of the Neuroprogressive and Dementia network dressed as elf’s and the Grinch yesterday doing a bake sale to raise money for Alzheimer’s Society. We raised £216.

Clinical research support worker Taylor Chalmers said, “Elf day is a day is an annual event the Alzheimer’s Society has every year. It’s great fun and we get to raise money to help people with dementia.”

Selection boxes donated to Tayside Children’s Hospital

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Catherine Letley and her mum Dawn visited the Tayside Children’s Hospital to donate selection boxes.

Generous Catherine visited the hospital earlier in this year when she raised money for the ward by talking part in this year’s Dundee Kilt Walk.

Dawn said, “Catherine usually buysa magazine every Saturday but instead she has been saving her money to buy selection boxes. She is a very thoughtful wee girl and likes to help others in any way she can.”

Kelly Allan also visited the Tayside Children’s Hospital to donated selection boxes on behalf of her dad. Mr Brannon has donated to the children’s hospital previously.

Accepting the donation play specialist Una Paton said, “We are delighted Catherine decided to buy selection boxes to help bring some cheer to the patients. She is a very thoughtful young lady.”

“Thank you to Kelly and her dad Mr Brannon for their generous donation. It really does mean a lot.

Special visitor to TCH

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Elf on the shelf and her helper visited the Tayside Children’s Hospital to spread some Christmas cheer. Elf and her helpers spent some time with the children and handed out selection boxes to children on the ward.

Day Surgery Unit donate to Cash for Kids

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Generous staff from the day surgery unit at Perth Royal Infirmary decided instead of buying secret Santa presents for each other this year, they bought a present to donate to Cash for Kids

Fun Run raises money for TCH

Check it out - Army donation.jpgMembers of the army based at Leuchars took part in a fun run to raise money and buy selection boxes for the children’s hospital. Liam Baldwin and some of his colleagues visited the children’s hospital to make the donation.

Accepting the donation play specialist Una Paton said, “Thank you so much for your kind donation. We are very grateful for your kind gesture.”

Big thank you to Sunshine Box from grateful patient

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A Dundee family donated items to the Sunshine Box at Ninewells Hospital.

Cara Hockley and her mum Karen decided that instead of giving Christmas cards this year they would buy toys and books for the Sunshine Box. Their kind friends and family also got involved to donate a massive amount of items.

Cara, who is a patient in the Children’s Investigation Unit said, “We decided to donate items to the Sunshine Box because it’s a great cause. The gifts help children who are in hospital. It takes their minds off things and helps cheer them up.

“I’ve been a patient in the unit for a long time so I know first hand how great it is. Over the last year and a half I’ve been volunteering with the Sunshine Box, helping them organise the donations and activities. My favourite thing so far was when Disney characters came to visit.”

“I couldn’t believe it when more and more people were donating things. We even have a family friend who lives in Canada donate selection boxes.”

The Sunshine Box charity was set up in 2016 by Fiona Martin and her family. The Sunshine Box supplies toys, books and games to the Tayside Children’s Hospital and the children’s unit at Perth Royal Infirmary.

Accepting the donation, Fiona said, “Thank you to Cara and Karen for their very generous donation. Cara is a lovely young woman. I can’t thank her enough for all she does for us.”

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