Walk for Wards
Walk for Wards was launched nationally lastsummer. We were the first NHS Charity in Scotland to get involved, and our teams dusted their boots off and got together for a walk to raise money for the Children's Ward (Fund 11) and Melburn Lodge Dementia Unit (Fund 194).
If you'd like to raise money for a ward/speciality or fund by doing a sponsored walk, please contact the Fundraising Team via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01896 825520.
Cash for Kids
In December 2012 the refurbishment of the children’s play area in the Emergency Department at Borders General Hospital was officially opened by Rory Bremner. This was funded by Radio Borders' charity ‘Cash for Kids’.
A Space to Grow
The ‘a space to grow’ project is up and running in Huntlyburn Ward, thanks to £9870 funds awarded from Awards for All and match funding of £9870 from the Friends of the Borders General Hospital. This garden in one of the mental health wards has provided a space for therapeutic conversation, physical activity, skill development and for creativity. The team and clients at Huntlyburn have created community meals, like vegetable lasagne, chutneys and jams and have shared recipes, knowledge and skills.
Kidney Dialysis Appeal
A previous fundraising appeal was the Kidney Dialysis Appeal which originally set out to raise £120,000 to support the expansion of the Haemodialysis Unit at the Borders General Hospital.
Thanks to the exceptional generosity of the people of the Borders, including dialysis patients and their friends and family, we have raised £250,442.85 and the new unit welcomed patients on the 26th June 2011.
James Marjoribanks, The Difference Fundraising Appeal Chair, said: “I should like to thank everyone who made donations, both large and small, that have allowed us to provide a specially enhanced dialysis unit that patients in the Borders will get the benefit of for years to come.”