For Volunteers Week, iMultiply will be promoting a different charity each day to spread awareness of the great work and the positive impact the charity has made on lives and the wider community they work within. Our eighth charity in the series is Glasgow Children’s Hospital.
Glasgow Children’s Hospital sits within Glasgow Hospital and treat over 160,000 babies, children and young people each year. They raise money to ensure that all the young patients and families receive the best possible care.
How did it all start?
The Hospital originally opened in 1882 and they had just 58 beds. However they quickly ran out of room and had to find a new premises. In 1990 they moved to Yorkhill where they stayed until last year. Since then the hospital has provided care for new-born babies’ right up to children around 13 years of age, including a specialist Accident and Emergency facility and the only Donor Milk Banking facility in Scotland.
Last year the Charity funded more than £3.5 million of enhanced medical equipment and services at the hospital, including a state of the art 4D cardiac scanner, family support services and an innovative play and events programme. With the help of more than 200 volunteers, the charity aims to ensure that all of the patients and their families receive the best possible care and experience in the hospital.
What do you look for in a volunteer?
Enthusiasm, reliability and a real desire to support the children and families who are treated at The Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow
Why should someone volunteer for you?
They have a wide variety of rewarding volunteer roles from fundraising and events to hospital volunteer roles which give you the opportunity to meet new people and have some fun. They offer a warm welcome and truly value the support they receive from volunteers. Whatever the role, all of their volunteers make a genuine difference to the lives of our young patients.
Glasgow Children’s Hospital have many exciting events coming up in the next few months.
- Their 10K Sponsored Walk in September is wonderful fun for all the family,
- They have free places in the Great Scottish Run
- There are tables available at their 10th annual Fundraising Ball in November which are now on sale.
By taking part in their events you would be helping them raise as much money as possible to support the patients treated at Scotland's largest children's hospital.
If you are interested in attending any of their events or volunteering with Glasgow children’s hospital check out their website