£10K Donation to Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity
Mon 13th December 2021
The Foundation’s festive activities continued this week with a £10,000 donation to our long-standing partner, Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity. The donation is funding Christmas decorations to brighten up the hospital, as well as a specialist piece of equipment called a BiliCocoon which is used to treat jaundiced newborns.
The special Rangers Charity Foundation trees which we have sponsored are all around the hospital and look great, as do our very own baubles!
Owing to Covid-19 we were unable to help hang the decorations ourselves this year and won’t be able to do in-person visits with the First Team squad. However, watch this space for a few surprises for the children coming soon!
The Foundation is also delighted to purchase the BiliCocoon for the Royal Hospital For Sick Children, which is used for treating neonatal jaundice without compromising the relationship between mum and baby, and often allows parents and their newborns to be discharged more quickly.
Each year there are approximately 400 babies treated for jaundice in the Neonatal Intensive Care Units across Greater Glasgow and Clyde. For some babies the only reason they may remain in hospital is due to the need of phototherapy. Home phototherapy units like the BiliCocoon are much more user friendly, lightweight and ultimately no incubator is needed.
The BiliCocoon allows parents to hold their baby more often to feed or comfort them, which is not possible with the traditional incubator treatment. The BiliCocoon can really decrease anxiety for parents and allow them to bond with their newborn baby.
Kirsten Watson, Chief Executive, Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity said:
“This generous donation from the Rangers Charity Foundation will help to bring the magic of Christmas to children in hospital, and also help some of the most vulnerable babies in the country. Our sincere thanks to everyone at the Foundation, the club and fans for their continued support.”
Our donation to the Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity is just one of our Christmas activities taking place throughout the festive season. Last week, the Foundation welcomed 90 older people from the local community to Ibrox for our Festive Friends Christmas lunch, and held a special Christmas party for children, which included a visit from Santa, food and drinks and a magic show.