Sixth Year Charity Announcement 2016/17

Sixth Year Charity Announcement 2016/17


6th Year are delighted to announce that the charity they have elected to support is Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity (GCHC)!

GCHC’s vision is that all children and young people who are treated at the Royal Hospital for Children have the best care and experience possible. 160,000 babies, children and young people are treated at the hospital every year. Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity sits firmly at the heart of the hospital, raising money to ensure that all young patients and their families receive the best possible care.

With financial support, they can fund:

  • Enhanced medical equipment to help the doctors, nurses and surgeons treat all children;
  • Innovative play programmes that help to distract, teach and treat children during their stay;
  • Family support services that care for parents, families and carers during difficult times;
  • Ground-breaking paediatric research to help future generations of Scotland’s children.

In 2015, the hospital moved from its home at Yorkhill to a brand new children’s hospital – the Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow. GCHC need your support to ensure that it can continue to provide world-class care for Scotland’s sick children for years to come.

How can the Wellington School community help?

Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity is raising £35,000 to fund a state-of-the-art HD endoscope which will help hundreds of children each year at the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow.

The endoscope will be used in the Gastroenterology Department to treat a range of conditions including liver disease, coeliac disease, inflammatory bowel disease and reflux.

The impact on patients:

The level of detail provided by the HD endoscope will improve diagnosis and treatment of these conditions, and will help to limit the need for surgical intervention by minimising the size of biopsies taken from young patients.

By giving surgeons the ability to make more informed decisions, this will reduce the psychological distress children often experience as a result of surgery.

“This new, HD endoscope will enable us to get a clear and accurate picture of a patient’s upper bowel, allowing us to make quick and detailed decisions on the best course of treatment.

“We would like to encourage and thank everyone across Scotland for supporting Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity and their appeal to help support babies, children and young people treated at Scotland’s largest children’s hospital.” – Dr Richard Russell, Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist at the Royal Hospital for Children.

The project will ensure all young patients receive quicker diagnosis and treatment, helping to minimise the trauma, pain and discomfort caused by challenging, debilitating illnesses.

Please help us support this fund raising appeal. Wellington School has a proud history of charitable giving and we are sure that this year will be no different.

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