19/12/2019

Santa’s little helpers support Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity

19/12/2019

Santa’s little helpers support Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity

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Here at Carrington Dean, we give out advice and solutions about money every day, but that’s only part of what we do.

Every year we give our backing to one charity, working hard throughout the year to support them in the community and help people prosper.

This year, we gave our support to the Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity (GCHC), in particular, its Financial Inclusion Service. This service provides a vital lifeline to hundreds of families every year who find themselves in need of financial assistance whilst their little one or youngster is receiving care.

From something as simple as covering travel costs to hospital appointments to more complex issues, the service offers invaluable aid to people during the hardest and darkest days of their lives.

We’ve spent the year we’ve taken part in a range of fundraising campaigns, including being invited to become Santa’s elves. We sent four of our best helpers to Santa’s grotto with the hospital itself to spread some festive cheer.

Santa’s little helpers

Our enthusiastic elves brought a sprinkling of Christmas magic to Santa’s grotto where they joined the main man to welcome young patients and visitors.

Guided by the elves, the youngsters had the chance to let Father Christmas know what was on the top of their wish list this year and were given a special gift ahead of December 25 as a thank you for their visit.

Kirsten Sinclair, Chief Operating Officer at Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity, said: “Carrington Dean continue to be a massive support to the charity, and we were delighted to welcome them along to volunteer at our special Santa’s grotto in the children’s hospital recently.

“We simply couldn’t do what we do without the support of volunteers and we are hugely grateful to Carrington Dean staff for giving up their time to make some Christmas wishes come true for our young patients.”

Children patients were also visited by the magical Anna and Elsa from the children’s phenomenon Frozen as part of a special advent calendar treat, which sees a different person pop through the door at 1pm each day.

Whilst it wasn’t about raising money, this event was a great opportunity to make what is a difficult time that little bit easier. At Carrington Dean we know just how much an unexpected life event can impact a family, so it was important to us to show our support during the Christmas period.

Sinclair continued: “At Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity we work hard to create magical memories for the children who will spend Christmas in hospital.

“Our programme of events, visits and surprises will ensure that these children and their families won’t miss out on the fun and excitement of the festive season.”

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