Founders of Edinburgh based charity Rockin for Tots paid a special visit to DGRI’s neonatal unit to hand over a cheque for £4000.00 for new lifesaving equipment.
Music fans husband and wife Andy and Gill founded the charity a year after losing their twin baby girls in 2000. The charity has supporters throughout Scotland one of whom recently had a baby who was cared for in the DGRI neonatal unit. The founding couple decided that a donation for this part of Scotland was a really nice connection for them all.
With music always at the heart of the charity’s fundraising, the grand sum was made from a range of music events, auctions, a kilt walk, and signed items from a fantastic array of rock artists including Halestorm, Black Stone Cherry, Saxon, Black Star Riders and The Dead Daisies.
Andy Crowe, founder of Rockin for Tots, said:
“We are delighted to make this trip to Dumfries given the connection with one of our supporters recently having their baby cared for by the wonderful staff at the neonatal unit here. Given our own experience with the devastating loss of our twin baby girls we want to help any way we can parents faced with bereavement or serious illness of their babies, and to support the staff caring for them.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved with the fundraiser and everyone who made donations. They have all in some way done some good for our charity and for the neonatal unit at Dumfries.”
Nick Mitchell, Endowment Fund manager, NHS D&G, said:
“We are so grateful that an Edinburgh based charity chose the neonatal unit in Dumfries to benefit from their latest fundraiser. It means a lot to staff and families locally that founders Andy and Gill have taken the time to visit the region and present the cheque in person. It’s been a pleasure to meet them and hear about the work that they do.”