I wrote in December about the fundraising effort in support of the 2016 chosen charity Crohn’s and Colitis UK, an effort very ably spearheaded by Jody Edwards in CH&I. I am delighted to now be able to share the text of a thank you letter Jody has received from the charity:
Can you please pass on a big thank you to the ACC charity team for organising the Staff Christmas Charity appeal and all the staff who donated to the Aberdeen and Shire Group of Crohn’s and Colitis UK.
The £1,187.19 that was raised will be used to support people suffering with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) in your area.
Recently with the help of people like yourself we have been able to support our local adult and paediatric IBD nursing specialists to attend courses and conferences and purchase mobile devices to allow them access to information and results wherever they are on the ward or in clinic. We’ve also purchased a dedicated blood pressure monitor for the infusion room on the adult ward.
In Aberdeen we have some 6o+ young folk who sadly have either Crohn’s or Colitis and need to attend the Aberdeen Children’s Hospital for regular treatment which often takes long periods of ‘waiting’ – we’re currently adding to the games for the young folk as well as some new consoles.
Last year we provided a large sum of money towards the setting up of the local part of the national database for people with IBD – something that was long overdue and donated money to much needed research.
This year so far we are purchasing some anatomical models and wall charts for use in the clinic and wards.
So you can see, the kind donations we receive are put to good use
Yours very sincerely,
Carol Bradley, Link Volunteer, Aberdeen & Shire Group of Crohn’s and Colitis UK