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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:
Two sets of Falls Prevention Equipment – sensors that fit under mattresses and chair cushions to alert staff if a patient falls.
Two overnight chairs that pull out to form a comfortable single bed to enable family to spend the night in the patient’s room.
Funding to provide the basic TV package via Hospedia (the bedside media/TV service) to allow patients free TV viewing (channels 1–5) 24 hours per day for all 21 beds in the Ward.
Part funding a Doctor to develop and implement a strategy for palliative care throughout the Grampian area to ensure that those patients who cannot gain access to Roxburghe House receive the best care in their local environment.
Purchasing a new ECG machine.
Purchasing replacement pumps for the special pressure-relieving mattresses with the new updated model, as the old pumps were nearing the end of their working lives and required frequent maintenance.
Funding a Podiatry Service to look after both the In-Patients and those attending the Day Unit. This service commenced in February 2017.
Purchasing an Enhanced Standing Aid to assist patients with limited mobility.
Personal comfort packs for patients and relatives
Memory boxes
Extending, landscaping and maintaining the garden, including the installation of nest-cameras for the interest of patients, visitors and staff
Tarring the pathways to make the garden wheelchair accessible
Garden furniture and picnic benches
Providing bird-food (seed and peanuts) and fat-balls for the wildlife that visit the garden.
Funding the Volunteer Drivers for transporting patients to Clinics and the Day Unit.
Purchasing a greenhouse for use by the Day Patient Unit and the volunteer gardening team.
Providing fresh flowers every week, maintained daily by a team of Volunteers.
Providing free tea & coffee in the Coffee Bar for the patients, visitors and staff
Providing a variety of snacks to stimulate patients’ appetites
Providing gifts to patients at Christmas and supplying other essentials as required
Providing seasonal food for the staff dining room over the Christmas period.
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
Phase 1 – 2015-16
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.
Phase 2 - 2018
We also provided funding for an upgrade to the Play Area for the younger visitors to the hospital and to refurbish the Coffee Bar Servery area, which was showing its age! Both these upgrades were carried out as part of a bigger refurbishment project that commenced on 26 March 2018. Work on the Coffee Bar started on 12 April and it re-opened on 6 June. Work on the Play Area commenced in July, and included the installation of a 26” touchscreen unit incorporating over 25 games. After some delays in receiving delivery of the final few pieces of furniture and additional games to entertain the younger visitors to the hospital, we were able to hold an “official opening” on 1 October 2018, when six of the children from the Little Acorns Nursery, who had raised funds for the Play Area, were the first to use the new facility. It is now proving to be a very big success.
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.

Due to the new privacy laws, these organisations are not allowed to pass your contact details to us if you tick the “No Charity Marketing” box when you set up a new page or make a donation. We do not send charity marketing messages, but would like to send an e-mail to thank you for your support, so please do not block Charity Marketing.

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:
Two sets of Falls Prevention Equipment – sensors that fit under mattresses and chair cushions to alert staff if a patient falls.
Two overnight chairs that pull out to form a comfortable single bed to enable family to spend the night in the patient’s room.
Funding to provide the basic TV package via Hospedia (the bedside media/TV service) to allow patients free TV viewing (channels 1–5) 24 hours per day for all 21 beds in the Ward.
Part funding a Doctor to develop and implement a strategy for palliative care throughout the Grampian area to ensure that those patients who cannot gain access to Roxburghe House receive the best care in their local environment.
Purchasing a new ECG machine.
Purchasing replacement pumps for the special pressure-relieving mattresses with the new updated model, as the old pumps were nearing the end of their working lives and required frequent maintenance.
Funding a Podiatry Service to look after both the In-Patients and those attending the Day Unit. This service commenced in February 2017.
Purchasing an Enhanced Standing Aid to assist patients with limited mobility.
Personal comfort packs for patients and relatives
Memory boxes
Extending, landscaping and maintaining the garden, including the installation of nest-cameras for the interest of patients, visitors and staff
Tarring the pathways to make the garden wheelchair accessible
Garden furniture and picnic benches
Providing bird-food (seed and peanuts) and fat-balls for the wildlife that visit the garden.
Funding the Volunteer Drivers for transporting patients to Clinics and the Day Unit.
Purchasing a greenhouse for use by the Day Patient Unit and the volunteer gardening team.
Providing fresh flowers every week, maintained daily by a team of Volunteers.
Providing free tea & coffee in the Coffee Bar for the patients, visitors and staff
Providing a variety of snacks to stimulate patients’ appetites
Providing gifts to patients at Christmas and supplying other essentials as required
Providing seasonal food for the staff dining room over the Christmas period.
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
Phase 1 – 2015-16
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.
Phase 2 - 2018
We also provided funding for an upgrade to the Play Area for the younger visitors to the hospital and to refurbish the Coffee Bar Servery area, which was showing its age! Both these upgrades were carried out as part of a bigger refurbishment project that commenced on 26 March 2018. Work on the Coffee Bar started on 12 April and it re-opened on 6 June. Work on the Play Area commenced in July, and included the installation of a 26” touchscreen unit incorporating over 25 games. After some delays in receiving delivery of the final few pieces of furniture and additional games to entertain the younger visitors to the hospital, we were able to hold an “official opening” on 1 October 2018, when six of the children from the Little Acorns Nursery, who had raised funds for the Play Area, were the first to use the new facility. It is now proving to be a very big success.
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.