DONS STAR MCGINN DELIVERS AFC TEDDIES TO ROYAL ABERDEEN CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL (RACH)
CLUB LIFTS SPIRITS TO MARK 117TH BIRTHDAY
Aberdeen FC helped bring a smile to the faces of sick children today, as fans’ favourite Niall McGinn donated teddy bears to the RACH alongside AFC Community Trust coach, Scott Duncan.
To mark the club’s 117th anniversary on Tuesday, 30 ‘Miller’ the bear teddies were handed to staff at the Hospital as part of the Still Standing Free campaign that aims to lift spirits in the midst of lockdown.
New visitor restrictions, introduced across Scotland to help tackle the coronavirus pandemic, have made it harder for families to visit children in the Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital.
Specialist Nurse at the RACH, Ena Cromar, said:
All the staff here at the hospital are working so hard and this kind of donation really brought a smile to our faces –children will be absolutely thrilled.”
Aberdeen star, Niall McGinn added:
“These are unprecedented and difficult times, but I’m proud to be playing my part in the club’s efforts to support the city and our frontline health workers.
“It really puts things into perspective when you think of the patients and staff in the wards here – I hope this donation goes some way to lifting their spirits.
“NHS staff and carers across Grampian and Scotland are doing a phenomenal job and it’s so important we continue to stick to the government advice to help them slow the spread of coronavirus.”
The first batch of bears were delivered as a small token of the Club’s appreciation for everything NHS staff are doing to care for our community at this time.
Another batch will be heading up to Peterhead shortly, along with food and other essentials, for some of the most vulnerable families and their children.
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