An Albert Club representative handed over a cheque to the sum of £500 to delighted laboratory staff at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary in support of their tours for paediatric patients.
The tours, under the philosophy of Harvey’s Gang, a national charity, help children affected by long term illness to understand where their samples go, how they are processed and above all the importance of having the bloods taken in the first place.
The funds, donated to the NHS Dumfries and Galloway Endowment Fund, will cover the cost of t-shirts presented to the children at their tours, and materials for raising awareness locally about an initiative that is proving to be a real benefit to these young patients.
Martyn McAdam, Blood Science Service Manager at DGRI, said:
“The team at the laboratory department at DGRI is delighted to receive this donation from the Albert Club. We are so grateful to them for their efforts in raising the money in support of the tours as we know they bring a range of benefits to children and their families. We look forward to planning more tours and we will continue to raise awareness locally using materials purchased with the donation.”