Chairman's Report 2017
Since the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow opened its doors in June 2015, Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity has contributed over £11.5million of charitable funds to obstetric, neonatal and paediatric care on the hospital campus, and its related community services.
This has ensured that we can continue to provide the best possible care and experience to children and their families who are treated and cared for at Scotland’s largest children’s hospital. This is a remarkable achievement given the turbulent economic, political and social landscape that we are operating within. In common with many other organisations in our sector, we are all facing significant financial challenges.
I am therefore delighted to report that our income for 2016/17 was £4.2million which is a noteworthy achievement especially against this uncertain backdrop, and is testament to the loyalty and steadfast support of our donors, fundraisers and volunteers alike.
I would like to offer my heartfelt thanks to all who contributed in so many ways to making the past year so successful. To our Board of Directors, old and new, for their support, advice and guidance; to our sub-committees for giving us their time and expertise; to the staff of Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity for their hard work and determination; to our loyal and dedicated volunteers who are such a valuable part of our team; to our supporters and fundraisers from all over Scotland who once again have shown how much they care with their unstinting support and their incredible achievements.
Thank you to you all.
Peter Watson, Chairman