Supporting Scotland’s children’s hospices
We’re proud of our work to provide you with the technology that can transform your life.
But nothing fills us with more satisfaction than being able to help vulnerable people in our communities.
That’s why this year we teamed up with Children’s Hospices Across Scotland – better known as CHAS – to hold a much-loved Teddy Bear Picnic Day event for the benefit of children with complex and life-shortening health conditions.
Teddy Bear Picnic Day
Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the fun couldn’t go ahead as it normally would.
But we were delighted to step in and assist by donating luxury pamper packs for children and their families who couldn’t be there in person.
They were able to take part in the event virtually alongside children who are based at Rachel House in Kinross.
Among the activities they enjoyed were music therapy, sensory storytelling, build-a-bear and a virtual bear hunt. Everyone had a brilliant and fun-filled day!
CHAS has transformed services for parents and children
Our staff were really proud to help in this small way, and took great joy from making up the pamper packs for parents and children who have endured what many of us cannot even imagine.
It’s quite incredible to see how CHAS have adapted to the unexpected and unprecedented challenges presented by the Covid-19 crisis.
They’ve had to transform services which are becoming increasingly important, such as setting up Scotland’s first ever virtual hospice to support children and families who had to strictly isolate during these past months.
That service doesn’t just offer emotional support; it can provide clinical guidance, financial advice and bereavement support for those who’ve found lockdown so much more difficult than most people could fathom.
We hope this can be the beginning of a great relationship with CHAS and their hard-working, dedicated staff.
We’d like to take this opportunity again to pay tribute to them and all the hard work they do all over Scotland.
It was our absolute privilege to work with them.