It was the Smile of Arran’s honour to meet some of the staff from the Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity prior to our annual walk around the Isle of Arran. Family and friends of Arran visited the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow where they placed a specially engraved leaf on the remembrance tree.
The Smile of Arran recently donated £5,000 to GCHC to support the funding for a neurosurgical endoscope.
Kirsten Sinclair, director of fundraising, Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity, said: “The neurosurgical endoscope is the first of its kind at a children’s hospital in Europe. Since its introduction it has been making a huge difference to young patients suffering from serious brain conditions.
“We are hugely grateful to the Smile of Arran Trust for their support. We know how much it means to the Tosh family to help children and teenagers, especially those battling a similar condition to Arran. It was an honour to bring them to the hospital’s Sanctuary, where they placed a remembrance leaf as a permanent tribute to their son.”
Alison Tosh, Chairperson for the Smile of Arran Trust, said: “We were honoured to meet the team from Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity, for their support to our charity and to be shown around some of the incredible facilities that support children’s recovery whilst in hospital. Our donation is a small appreciation of the incredible work that is done by that charity and we look forward to our continued support for GCHC in the future.”