Children's Ward Appeal

Staff and patients give their approval to new unit

One young patient settles into the new unit.

Staff and patients have given the thumbs up to the new state-of-the-art children's unit at Raigmore Hospital which is now operational after the big move out of the former children's ward. The new facility, which will transform children's healthcare for a generation, has been made possible thanks to overwhelming public support for a £2 million appeal launched by the Archie Foundation in conjunction with The Inverness Courier.

Memory of superhero fundraiser lives on in colourful new ward

Published: Sat 23 Apr 2016

Keir MacGruer's brother, Finn, and mum and dad, Angela and Lewis.

The memory of an inspirational young Inverness superhero will be kept alive with his bold and colourful artwork displayed in the new state-of-the-art children's unit at Raigmore Hospital. Keir MacGruer was a keen fundraiser for the Highland Children's Unit Appeal which reached its £2 million target last month thanks to massive public support - although sadly he never lived to see it reach its ultimate goal.

Gearing up for a marathon cycle ride

Published: Sat 02 Apr 2016

The team of cyclists.

A seven-strong team of novice cyclists are gearing up for a 120-mile ride to help young patients in Raigmore Hospital. The riders, who all work for UK professional management services company Turner & Townsend, aim to cycle from Inverness to the Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital over two days.

Today is a REALLY good Friday

Published: Fri 25 Mar 2016

Pupils from Drakies Primary School celebrate the good news with Laura MacKintosh, of the ARCHIE Foundation.

A campaign to raise money for a new state-of-the-art children's unit at Raigmore Hospital has reached its £2 million target. Launched by The ARCHIE Foundation in conjunction with The Inverness Courier, the appeal has received overwhelming support from individuals, communities, businesses and organisations across the Highlands.

Final push to reach unit target

Published: Tue 15 Mar 2016

The Highland Children's Unit Appeal is just £50,000 short of its £2 million target.

A bed push around Raigmore Hospital is among the fundraising events taking place on Friday with the Highland Children's Unit Appeal now just £50,000 shy of its target. Organisations and individuals are also being urged to get involved in Final Push Friday - whether via a workplace bake sale or a school fancy dress day - with the £2 million goal now in sight.

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