For those of us lucky enough to have kids, you would do anything for them and you hope that they never have any serious illness in their lives but some kids are not always fortunate to come in to the world fighting fit and places like Yorkhill Hospital and the work they have done over the years, has helped many a child on the road to recovery, just ask my Editor Andrew Muirhead, how much that hospital means to him and his wife!
Having a family is a special thing, kids are our future and they can be wonderful little individuals, that is why I hate seeing my Daughter or any child ill, you feel helpless or unable to do anything except give them some TLC, which sometimes works wonders.
Yorkhill hospital is a special place but needs our support and that is why many ex-professionals including St Mirren manager Danny Lennon is one of a number of famous faces getting their boots on this Sunday, May 27 to take part in a Charity game between a Yorkhill Hospital select and celebrity side Dukla Pumpherston.
The game at Maryhill Juniors Lochburn Ground will kick off at 2.00pm will also feature former Aberdeen and Dunfermline midfielder Scott Thomson, one time Celtic defender Mark McNally playing for the Yorkhill side alongside Lennon and man of many clubs James Grady, former Hibs and Partick Thistle player David Farrell, ex-Dumbarton boss Jim Chapman and Raith Rovers assistant manager Paul Smith.
The Dukla side will include former Scotland internationalists Gary McSwegan and Brian Martin as well as Jack Ross, Ian Maxwell, John MacDonald, Andy Millen, Dougie Bell, Chic Young as well as politician Tommy Sheridan.
The Junior ranks are also well represented with Maryhill goalkeeper Graeme Shepherd playing along with Kevin Budd, former Arthurlie duo Mark Cameron and Gavin Duncan, Robert Anderson ex Arthurlie & Pollok and James McKenna – St Anthony’s manager also involved.
Yorkhill Hospital has touched millions of lives since it first opened its doors in 1882. It exists to help sick children get better, yet it does so much more. As the largest children’s hospital in Scotland, Yorkhill has a worldwide reputation for excellence, treating over 150,000 children from across Scotland every year.
Yorkhill Hospital is the sole Scottish provider of a number of highly specialised services including cardiac surgery, kidney and bone marrow transplants, pediatric intensive care and endoprosthetic bone replacement. It is also one of the only four UK children’s hospitals with an ECMO machine offering life support for children.
Yorkhill Children’s Foundation
Established in 2001, Yorkhill Children’s Foundation funds many vital projects that are invaluable to the treatment, care, physical and mental wellbeing of children and their families from throughout Scotland and beyond who are treated at Yorkhill Hospital and related facilities.
- Innovative medical equipment
- Improvements in child and family facilities
- Patient and family support
- Pediatric research and training
- Entertainment and fun activities for the children
Without public support none of this would be possible, if you are doing nothing on Sunday, head along to the home of Maryhill Juniors for 2 o’clock and do your bit to support Yorkhill Hospital, every penny helps.