Archie's Appeal For Summer: Enjoy a Picnic in the Park!
Families and friends urged to host an event to raise funds for charity
As the school holidays draw near, The ARCHIE Foundation is appealing to supporters everywhere to enjoy the great outdoors and host their very own fund-raising picnic.
The ARCHIE team is asking people to plan a summer picnic for their own family and friends to raise money to help children and their families across Aberdeen’s Neonatal Unit, Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital, Tayside Children’s Hospital, Highland Children’s Unit, Dr Gray’s Hospital, Elgin, and the Grampian Child Bereavement Network.
The charity is delighted to have support from picnic partners across the regions, who are offering ready-made picnics with a portion of the money being donated to ARCHIE. Picnic partners include:
Grazey Days is supporting in Highland, Perfect Platter in Grampian and We Love Platters in Tayside.
All business are donating £5 from each picnic box sold.
There is also a ‘Sunshine Picnic’ being held at Culloden House in Inverness on the 21st and 22nd August. An afternoon of sandwiches, cake and prosecco but there are very limited tickets available.
ARCHIE’s Head of Regional Fundraising Katie Kyle said: “As we all look forward to summer days and some more freedom to socialise with our friends and family, we are delighted to launch our Picnic in the Park campaign. We’ve put together a £5 handy pack full of useful hints and tips on how to boost fundraising and make the most of your involvement in our campaign.
“After such a challenging year, we’d love to see friends and families get together in lovely settings, have fun and make special memories, knowing that they are also raising funds for a most worthwhile cause. ”
ARCHIE makes the difference for children and their families accessing NHS healthcare by providing family accommodation and emergency funding for hospital visits and stays, employing specialist care providers where they are needed the most, and creating child-friendly environments and facilities across our hospitals.
Katie added: “It couldn’t be easier to sign up and take part in our Summer campaign. It will mean so much not just to all of us here at ARCHIE but more importantly to the many babies, children and families who will benefit from your kindness and generosity. It’s thanks to all our supporters that we are able to continue to fund our vital support and services.”
ARCHIE has been helping thousands of children and families for over two decades, funding key roles and projects at Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital and also in more recent years at Highland Children’s Unit and Tayside Children’s Hospital.
The charity also supports babies born too sick or too early through its Friends of the Neonatal Unit at Aberdeen Maternity Hospital and, through its Grampian Child Bereavement Network, the charity provides bereavement support for children who have lost a loved one.
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