ARCHIE able to fund new outdoor play area at RACH thanks to Morrisons Foundation
We are over the moon to announce that the Morrisons Foundation has donated over £89,000 to The ARCHIE Foundation.
This incredible donation will enable an inclusive outdoor play area to be developed at Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital, providing children and their families with some much-needed respite and outdoor fun in between receiving medical treatment.
The new area will be created to ensure that children of all ages and abilities have the opportunity to have play and be active without discrimination.
Chief Executive of ARCHIE, David Wood, was thrilled at the support provided by Morrisons Foundation.
He said: “All children should have play opportunities available to them, however, the old play area on the grounds of the Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital was closed and in need of refurbishment and repair.
“We were absolutely delighted when The Morrisons Foundation provided the funds to install specialist play equipment, we have been able to create a wonderfully inclusive and enhanced outdoor play area.
“The age-appropriate, inclusive and popular play equipment will assist in reducing stress levels for both patients and their siblings during a visit to hospital or a long stay, we really can’t thank Morrisons enough for their very generous support.”
Community Champion, Sarah-Jane Booth from the local Morrisons supermarket in Aberdeen presented the donation to ARCHIE.
She said: “We are over the moon to be able to support such a great local charity.
“I’m really proud that the Foundation has been able to provide a new play area to the hospital which I’m sure will make a difference to children there for a long time to come.”
We are incredibly grateful for the support given by Morrisons and can’t thank them enough.
The Morrisons Foundation is an incredible organisation set up by the supermarket chain in 2015 and awards grants for charity projects which help improve people’s lives across the UK.
Local charities are encouraged to visit www.morrisonsfoundation.com to find out how to apply for a grant.
You can expect to see progress on the construction of the new play park this Summer, so keep your eyes peeled and keen an eye on our social channels!