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Young people see rooftop garden dreams grow thanks to bursary boost

Thursday, 29 March 2018

A relaxing outdoor space which helps to make the hospital experience easier for babies, children and young people, has received money from a Scotland-wide funding programme.

Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity has been awarded funding through property management company Ross and Liddell’s community bursary scheme.

The charity, which sits at the heart of Glasgow’s Royal Hospital for Children, raises money to ensure that babies, children and young people receive the best possible care and experience by funding enhanced medical equipment, family support services and innovative hospital play programmes.

The bursary funding will be used in an art project called High Hopes which aims to transform the hospital’s rooftop garden for patients.

Kirsten Sinclair, Director of Fundraising at Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity, said: “We are delighted to be awarded this funding to enhance our rooftop garden at the children’s hospital.

“We are very grateful to Ross and Liddell for this wonderful contribution which will enable us to fund a whole variety of materials and sculptures to make the garden an exciting and interactive area for our young patients to spend time.”

The charity hopes the garden will be completely finished for spring 2019, and already has plans to organise a garden party to celebrate its opening. 

Ross and Liddell specialises in property management and maintenance, as well as providing a comprehensive range of residential and commercial services including sales, lettings, surveying and insurance.

Now in its seventh year, the community bursary scheme was launched to provide support to organisations all over Scotland that make a vital difference in their community.

Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity is one of 37 groups to receive funding in this bursary year.

Irene Devenny, managing director of Ross and Liddell, said: “We are very proud to be providing funding to groups across Scotland in this year’s bursary scheme.

“It is very important that organisations like Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity has access to funding to ensure that children and young people within the hospital are able to enjoy fun activities and get involved in deciding on how these activities will take shape.

“We are thrilled to offer our support and know that the funding will be put to good use.”

 

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