Johnson Johnson Medical Raise 17000 For Skff
Monday, 06 February 2012
JOHNSON & Johnson Medical has raised a staggering £17,000 for the Sick Kids Friends Foundation (SKFF).
The Livingston-based company has partnered with SKFF as its nominated charity of the year.
A total of 350 employees from the operational division of the business dedicated their time and hard work to organise and drive forward a creative fundraising campaign.
Initiatives included a Teddy Toddle, a battle of the sexes cycle, a bake sale and a golf tournament which all contributed to the final total raised.
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Mr Alistair Murray and his father, Dr Hugh Murray, attended a lunch with the staff recently to accept the cheque on behalf of the charity. Dr Hugh Murray was the personal physician of General Robert Wood Johnson, co-founder of Johnson & Johnson.
Carolyn Jenkins from Johnson & Johnson Medical said: “The team at Kirkton Campus is extremely proud of our Johnson & Johnson heritage which is typified by the Credo that underpins our day-to-day activities. Our Credo focuses on four key areas – our customers, our employees, our shareholders and our community.
“Supporting the Sick Kids Friends Foundation last year enabled us to raise funds for our community and engage our employees in worthwhile team activities. They supported the cause and engaged directly with medical staff at the hospital.
“We were absolutely delighted by the amount of money that was raised. It was truly impactful for our employees to hear from Dr Alistair Murray how the funds will be used to help sick children.”
Will Guest, Corporate Fundraiser for the Sick Kids Friends Foundation said: “Such charity of the year partnerships makes a crucial difference to the sick children of Edinburgh and the total amount we raise each year.
“Johnson & Johnson has worked tirelessly to launch a campaign to raise essential funds for us. I would like to extend my appreciation to them for their efforts and congratulate them on the total amount they donated.
“This sizable sum will make a huge difference to the children who rely on the hospital every day for treatment.”
NOTES TO EDITOR
The Sick Kids Friends Foundation helps sick children get better by funding extra medical equipment, improving facilities, financing specialised research and training and providing a wide variety of extra comforts for young patients and their families at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, other health centres in the East of Scotland and in the Community. For more information please visit http://www.edinburghsickkids.org/.