Quartermile clowns around for Sick Kids
By Clare Carswell
CHILDREN at Edinburgh’s Sick Kids Hospital will enjoy visits from Clown Doctors thanks to money raised by a local property development.
Edinburgh’s Quartermile donated £5 on behalf of every visitor to the city centre property development during New Homes Month in September 2010.
The Sick Kids Friends Foundation will use the £1,000 raised to fund weekly visits from Clown Doctors who aim to entertain the children and stifle boredom for the young patients as well as talk to them about any concerns they may have.
Will Guest from the Sick Kids Friends Foundation, said: “The Clown Doctors are a big hit with the children and create great excitement in the hospital. We are grateful to Quartermile for choosing us as their charity and look forward to working with them again in the future.”
Lorraine Paterson, Sales & Marketing Director for Gladedale Capital, said: “We wanted to mark New Homes Month by doing something that would also benefit our local community. Sick Kids is an excellent cause which is close to many of our hearts and we are delighted that we can help make a difference.”
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