TEXT your support

Thanks to Just Giving and Vodaphone you can support all the gamers who will be undertaking a 24 hour marathon this weekend by texting SKSP77 plus a donation amount (e.g £10) to 70070.  Even just a couple of quid goes a long way to helping making the lives of Sick Children easier.

Our Hero Donates A Prize

copyright Jack Henderson

We’re delighted to add an addition to our prize list. Jack Henderson, the Sick Kids Fundraising phenomenon of this last year, has donated a signed copy of his book ‘Jack Draws Anything’ – a collection of his brilliant and often hilarious drawings.

Jack Henderson (6), of Prestonpans, East Lothian came up with the idea to “draw anything” in return for donations to the hospital that treats his wee brother, after a family friend bought one of his drawings for 20p. After two weeks, Jack had over 500 picture requests and then came TV appearances and international recognition!  Now he has raised over £25,000 for the Sick Kids Friends Foundation. The requested pictures range from a “dinosaur diving into a pool of jelly” (#1) to “my (extremely bald) friend Brian dancing like a crazy man” (#80). Sick Kids Save Point wanted to put a request in but by the time we donated Jack was overwhelmed by the requests and had a backlog of several months. No biggy – we were happy to support him anyway as he’s been a real inspiration to us. Thanks Jack – you’re our hero!

Go check out his latest drawings at his blog. To be in with a chance of winning, all you need to do is raise £100 or more in sponsorship.

Equipment provided by the Sick Kids Friends Foundation helps pioneering surgery.

After Sick Kids Save Point last year, the Sick Kids Friends Foundation purchased OR1 keyhole surgery equipment for the Hospital, and now a toddler from West Lothian is among the first in Scotland to benefit from new state-of-the-art equipment at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children.

18-month-old Rowan Crombie, who lives with her parents in Philpstoun, West Lothian, underwent major keyhole surgery at the hospital after developing a rare condition caused by a cyst close to her liver.

Thanks to the OR1 surgery system, and in a small way the gamers who raised 7k towards it last year, Edinburgh is now recognised world-wide as a leader in paediatric keyhole surgery. We helped to pay for this equipment, and Rowan’s recovery is a testament to what we’re doing here.

Mr Crombie said: “The whole experience has been incredibly tough but thankfully Rowan is recovering well.

Read more at the Sick Kids website.