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Friends of Roxburghe House Grampian

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Friends of Roxburghe House Grampian

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Donations

How are donations spent?
We are grateful for all legacies and donations, however large or small, whether from individuals, families, companies or charitable organisations. We are most appreciative of the efforts of those who fundraise on our behalf and of the many local businesses who support us in countless ways.

The charity’s Board of Trustees is responsible for the administration of funds donated to the Friends to continue to improve the quality of life of patients and staff in Roxburghe House.
Money donated to Friends of Roxburghe House Grampian:
Has provided the following items in the last few years:
Extending and landscaping the garden, a continuing expense as the garden constantly evolves
Tarring the pathways to make the garden wheelchair accessible
Garden furniture
Bird feeders, bird tables, squirrel feeders
24 hour vending machine to be available when coffee bar closed
Books of Remembrance
Gifts to patients at Christmas
Free tea & coffee for visitors, staff and volunteers
Personal comfort packs for patients and relatives
Memory boxes
Arts works from Grampian Hospitals Art Trust
Donation boxes for the Friends to be made available when requested
Christmas tree and decorations
Picnic tables for the garden, made from recycled plastic to be maintenance free. One is designed to be wheelchair accessible and is located on the patio surrounding the pond
ECG Machine to replace a faulty one which delayed patient diagnosis
New bedcovers to brighten up the patients' rooms
A greenhouse for use by the Day Unit patients and the volunteer gardening team
Laptop computer and printer for the Activities Assistant
Has funded the following education initiatives:
Friends of Roxburghe House Grampian Educational Scholarship Fund
Has fully funded the following posts:
Writer in residence
Therapies nurse
Activities Assistant in the Day Unit
Has part funded the following posts:
Artists in residence (50%) – a continuing commitment
Doctor to develop a palliative care plan for hospitals, care homes and in the community within the Grampian area (33%) – September 2013 to August 2016
Roxburghe House Refurbishment Project
Roxburghe House moved from its original location in Milltimber to the current location in August 2004, and met all the standards for Health & Safety and Infection Control relevant at that time, but these have changed over the years and upgrades were necessary to meet current standards. The NHS Management and Staff also identified some areas where alterations and improvements to the structure of the building would lead to greater efficiency and improve patient care. FoRHG shared the cost of these changes with NHS Grampian Endowment Funds and Macmillan Cancer Support. The project commenced on Monday 12 October 2015 and was completed in October 2016. As well as building on a new, much brighter Day Room for the patients and their families with better views of the garden, the project included combining the two separate staff bases into the old Day Room, upgrading the en-suite facilities to wet rooms, enhancing the bathrooms, extending the education facilities and providing a modern kitchen and dining area for the staff.
We are also currently working on an upgrade to the play area for the younger visitors to the hospice.
Has part funded the following items:
Ultra sound machine - meaning patients don’t have to travel to ARI for scans
Special mattresses
Planned future funding
The Trustees are constantly liaising with the NHS staff to ensure that any suggestions to improve the welfare of the patients, their families, the staff and volunteers are carefully considered and, if justified, are given the highest priority.
The following are some of the “extras” that are available to families using Roxburghe House as a result of the donations so kindly made to Friends of Roxburghe House Grampian.
Children’s reference books
Funding from the Friends has aided the purchase of published books written specifically for children which address many of the issues which are of concern to young people. They are aimed at different age groups and there are also some activity books to complete. These are specialist books which are sometimes hard to source. Staff can offer guidance as to the appropriate books for families. Many older people find the straightforward approach of these books very thought provoking and helpful in coming to terms with the situation they and their families find themselves in.

Digital camera and printer
Special occasions such as a wedding ceremony, wedding vows renewal, birthdays or other special services are celebrated at Roxburghe House. Whatever the occasion, the availability of a digital camera and printer means that pictures for families can be shared quickly.

CD players and iPods
Music is a very personal thing and with the Friends support, a variety of music has been purchased recently for use in both the ward and Day Unit. A CD player for every room and 2 iPods have been purchased for the ward, allowing patients not only to access their own choice of music but also to use relaxation CDs (also supported by Friends of Roxburghe House Grampian) and to listen to their favourite tracks on Spotify (free internet music).
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Thinking of running for charity or planning an event where people sponsor you?

Just Giving and Virgin Money Giving are great ways of collecting sponsorship money from friends and family without using paper forms.

It’s quick, easy to set up and a stress-free way to collect your sponsorship money.

Simply log on to one of their websites, create a profile for yourself and you’re ready to promote your event to your family and friends, and raise money for Friends of Roxburghe House Grampian.

Both organisations transfer to us all the donations and sponsorships they have collected on a weekly basis, and provide detailed reports for our information. They also recover Gift Aid where possible on our behalf to add to the donations and sponsorships. As you would expect, they have to charge a commission for their services – Just Giving charge 5% and Virgin Money Giving 2%.

Meet our fundraisers

Gift Aid
As a registered charity, we can reclaim basic rate tax for donations received from UK tax payers.

To enable us to do so, please complete a Gift Aid Declaration Form and send it to us with your donation.

HOW TO DONATE
Donations in cash can be accepted by some members of the NHS staff, but takes up much of their valuable time. If possible, please make an appointment to meet the Treasurer or another member of the Board, or if this is not possible, with a member of the NHS Staff.

Cheques should be made payable to:
Friends of Roxburghe House Grampian
and addressed to:

The Treasurer
Friends of Roxburghe House Grampian
Roxburghe House
Ashgrove Road
Aberdeen
AB25 3BX

Alternatively, funds can be transferred through the banking system. Please contact the Treasurer for account details.

Donations can also be made via the Friends of Roxburghe House Grampian page on Just Giving at:
www.justgiving.com/frhg
or on the Virgin Money Giving website at:
http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com

Donations

How are donations spent?
We are grateful for all legacies and donations, however large or small, whether from individuals, families, companies or charitable organisations. We are most appreciative of the efforts of those who fundraise on our behalf and of the many local businesses who support us in countless ways.

The charity’s Board of Trustees is responsible for the administration of funds donated to the Friends to continue to improve the quality of life of patients and staff in Roxburghe House.
Money donated to Friends of Roxburghe House Grampian:
Has provided the following items in the last few years:
Extending and landscaping the garden, a continuing expense as the garden constantly evolves
Tarring the pathways to make the garden wheelchair accessible
Garden furniture
Bird feeders, bird tables, squirrel feeders
24 hour vending machine to be available when coffee bar closed
Books of Remembrance
Gifts to patients at Christmas
Free tea & coffee for visitors, staff and volunteers
Personal comfort packs for patients and relatives
Memory boxes
Arts works from Grampian Hospitals Art Trust
Donation boxes for the Friends to be made available when requested
Christmas tree and decorations
Picnic tables for the garden, made from recycled plastic to be maintenance free. One is designed to be wheelchair accessible and is located on the patio surrounding the pond
ECG Machine to replace a faulty one which delayed patient diagnosis
New bedcovers to brighten up the patients' rooms
A greenhouse for use by the Day Unit patients and the volunteer gardening team
Laptop computer and printer for the Activities Assistant
Has funded the following education initiatives:
Friends of Roxburghe House Grampian Educational Scholarship Fund
Has fully funded the following posts:
Writer in residence
Therapies nurse
Activities Assistant in the Day Unit
Has part funded the following posts:
Artists in residence (50%) – a continuing commitment
Doctor to develop a palliative care plan for hospitals, care homes and in the community within the Grampian area (33%) – September 2013 to August 2016
Roxburghe House Refurbishment Project
Roxburghe House moved from its original location in Milltimber to the current location in August 2004, and met all the standards for Health & Safety and Infection Control relevant at that time, but these have changed over the years and upgrades were necessary to meet current standards. The NHS Management and Staff also identified some areas where alterations and improvements to the structure of the building would lead to greater efficiency and improve patient care. FoRHG shared the cost of these changes with NHS Grampian Endowment Funds and Macmillan Cancer Support. The project commenced on Monday 12 October 2015 and was completed in October 2016. As well as building on a new, much brighter Day Room for the patients and their families with better views of the garden, the project included combining the two separate staff bases into the old Day Room, upgrading the en-suite facilities to wet rooms, enhancing the bathrooms, extending the education facilities and providing a modern kitchen and dining area for the staff.
We are also currently working on an upgrade to the play area for the younger visitors to the hospice.
Has part funded the following items:
Ultra sound machine - meaning patients don’t have to travel to ARI for scans
Special mattresses
Planned future funding
The Trustees are constantly liaising with the NHS staff to ensure that any suggestions to improve the welfare of the patients, their families, the staff and volunteers are carefully considered and, if justified, are given the highest priority.
The following are some of the “extras” that are available to families using Roxburghe House as a result of the donations so kindly made to Friends of Roxburghe House Grampian.
Children’s reference books
Funding from the Friends has aided the purchase of published books written specifically for children which address many of the issues which are of concern to young people. They are aimed at different age groups and there are also some activity books to complete. These are specialist books which are sometimes hard to source. Staff can offer guidance as to the appropriate books for families. Many older people find the straightforward approach of these books very thought provoking and helpful in coming to terms with the situation they and their families find themselves in.

Digital camera and printer
Special occasions such as a wedding ceremony, wedding vows renewal, birthdays or other special services are celebrated at Roxburghe House. Whatever the occasion, the availability of a digital camera and printer means that pictures for families can be shared quickly.

CD players and iPods
Music is a very personal thing and with the Friends support, a variety of music has been purchased recently for use in both the ward and Day Unit. A CD player for every room and 2 iPods have been purchased for the ward, allowing patients not only to access their own choice of music but also to use relaxation CDs (also supported by Friends of Roxburghe House Grampian) and to listen to their favourite tracks on Spotify (free internet music).
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Thinking of running for charity or planning an event where people sponsor you?

Just Giving and Virgin Money Giving are great ways of collecting sponsorship money from friends and family without using paper forms.

It’s quick, easy to set up and a stress-free way to collect your sponsorship money.

Simply log on to one of their websites, create a profile for yourself and you’re ready to promote your event to your family and friends, and raise money for Friends of Roxburghe House Grampian.

Both organisations transfer to us all the donations and sponsorships they have collected on a weekly basis, and provide detailed reports for our information. They also recover Gift Aid where possible on our behalf to add to the donations and sponsorships. As you would expect, they have to charge a commission for their services – Just Giving charge 5% and Virgin Money Giving 2%.

Meet our fundraisers

Gift Aid
As a registered charity, we can reclaim basic rate tax for donations received from UK tax payers.

To enable us to do so, please complete a Gift Aid Declaration Form and send it to us with your donation.

HOW TO DONATE
Donations in cash can be accepted by some members of the NHS staff, but takes up much of their valuable time. If possible, please make an appointment to meet the Treasurer or another member of the Board, or if this is not possible, with a member of the NHS Staff.

Cheques should be made payable to:
Friends of Roxburghe House Grampian
and addressed to:

The Treasurer
Friends of Roxburghe House Grampian
Roxburghe House
Ashgrove Road
Aberdeen
AB25 3BX

Alternatively, funds can be transferred through the banking system. Please contact the Treasurer for account details.

Donations can also be made via the Friends of Roxburghe House Grampian page on Just Giving at:
www.justgiving.com/frhg
or on the Virgin Money Giving website at:
http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com

Gift Aid - As a registered charity, we can reclaim basic rate tax for donations received from UK tax payers.