THE Rangers Charity Foundation is continuing its long-standing relationship with Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity into the new season, supporting a project to purchase specially adapted car seats for children with plaster casts and also continuing the Foundation’s tradition of funding Christmas activities to help bring some magic to the wards at this special time of year.
The Foundation has supported Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity since 2002, donating cash, toys and equipment, supporting Christmas activities and organising special visits and treats for the children.
Its new project will help Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity support children who have to wear specialist plaster casts, allowing them to get home safely, and get to their hospital appointments without the need for hospital transport.
Adapted car seats for orthopaedic patients are particularly important for children with a hip spica who need a special type of orthopaedic cast that is used to immobilise the hip or thigh. Children with developmental dysplasia of the hip require surgery and immobilisation of the hip joint for 9-12 months, so the seats will also help them travel to nursery and school and lead as normal a life as possible during their treatment.
The Foundation will also continue its tradition of bringing some Christmas spirit to the wards by funding decorations for the hospital, including trees, baubles and lights. Staff, volunteers and players from the Club and Foundation will take time out to hang the decorations and of course the entire first team squad will also visit the hospital in the run up to Christmas.
The Foundation has pledged to raise £10,000 for these projects which will make a real and lasting difference to the children treated at Scotland’s largest children’s hospital.
Kirsten Sinclair, Chief Operating Officer at Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity commented, “We are delighted to have the continued support of the Rangers Charity Foundation, as projects like these make such a difference in supporting the day to day lives of children and their families throughout treatment Generous funding and support from the Club and Foundation throughout the festive season will also allow us to bring the magic of Christmas to young patients and their families in the hospital, so we’d like to share a heartfelt thanks with the Rangers Charity Foundation for making this possible.”