The ECHC Shop begins as a stall in the hospital reception. It has since moved location seven times, including a brief stint in a shed in the Sick Kids car park! Find out more about our hospital shop here.
For the first time, we award over £1million to fund life-changing equipment, projects and services at the Sick Kids and other children’s healthcare settings, including over £522k for a pioneering CT Scanner.
We grant our largest ever award of £550k to fund a state-of-the-art Gamma Camera – the first of its kind for a children’s hospital in Scotland. The revolutionary scanner is instrumental in detecting life-threatening conditions like cancer and epilepsy.
With the announcement that the Sick Kids is to relocate to Little France and change its name, we take this positive opportunity to update our own – and so we become Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity.
We team up with Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity and the ARCHIE Foundation for Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail – the first ever nationwide public art trail – raising over £1.2m for Scotland’s children’s hospitals.
The Royal Hospital for Children and Young People opens in Edinburgh, for which we provide over £3.1m of funding towards the largest integrated Art and Therapeutic Design Programme in a children’s hospital setting anywhere in the UK. Find out more here.