Perhaps you have attended one (or more) of our fantastic events – or put loose change into one of our collecting cans. Talking of which, if you have or know of an office or shop that could take one of our cans do get in touch.
Maybe you organised an event to raise funds for us or had a significant birthday and asked for donations in lieu of gifts.
Then thought ‘I wonder what do It’s Good 2 Give do with that donation?’.
Let me tell you;
There is £100,000′ in the bank ‘- a pretty good start to our £1m target.
In addition, we have agreed to several requests from professional staff at the hospital.
For example, a 17 year old asked for a specific make and model of mobile phone which we found later allowed him to increase the font size thus allowing him to keep in touch with his friends by text and email. (Sadly, he later lost his fight with cancer )
In order to allow a family to keep mobile we paid for essential repairs on the family car making it roadworthy again.
We contributed 50% of the deposit on a mobility car for a young man who has cancer
Nowadays laptops are an integral part of a young person’s life allowing them to continue with homework and to communicate with friends – we have provided 2 laptops to patients in ward 2 at the Sick Kids.
Our weekly delivery of healthy snacks for patients and parents is eagerly received! Each week we take in smoothies, individual pots of fruit, individual puddings, healthier crisps, individual portions of cheese and biscuits, small ice creams, ice lollies, cereal bars, juices. For the past five months we have had generous support from sponsors for this – City Cabs Ltd, Flavour catering, Timberbush Tours and Queensferry Rotary Club – we thank them for their help. If you know of anyone who might sponsor a month (£250) please pass on my details to them!
Our range of workshops is increasing week by week
From jewellery making to wood turning, from glass painting to craft skills we are happy to try anything that keeps the children and young people engaged.
As part of our annual fashion show we are holding confidence building workshops. These are very popular and help our models relax on the day!
Parents are showing much appreciation for our Parents Packs – a pack of essentials but with a luxurious and thoughtful touch – in addition to a toothbrush and toothpaste (and thanks must go to the Edinburgh Sheraton for those), we provide Molton Brown shower gel, notelets and pen, stamps, a booklight and fan (it can be very warm in the hospital). Many of the items we provide are donated by our kind supporters especially around Christmas time.