The Resapol Foundation was set up by the founders of Resapol and is the charitable arm of our business, it aims to make a positive and lasting difference to people’s lives by awarding donations to individuals, communities, organisations and charities to assist them in the incredible work they do every single day.
This year our Glasgow depot chose to nominate the Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity for support from the Foundation. The charity was chosen because of the amazing work they do to support children in the hospital providing them with experiences they normally wouldn’t be able to take part in, helping to lift the spirits of both the children and their families at crucial times.
Founded in 2001, Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity (formerly known as Yorkhill Children’s Charity) was established to support children and their families treated at Glasgow’s Royal Hospital for Sick Children – Yorkhill. For more than 100 years, the children’s hospital in Glasgow has been caring for babies, children and young people from across Scotland and beyond. Since the first children’s hospital opened in 1882, Glasgow has played a pioneering role in the treatment of children, and the advancement of global child health. Even in those early days fundraising was vitally important; in 1907, a fundraising appeal was launched to raise £100,000 to build a larger hospital to cater for the growing demand.
In 1914 the new hospital opened at Yorkhill, where it remained for 100 years. Generations of families experienced the love and compassion of the staff who cared for them in Yorkhill, and Yorkhill still holds a special place in the hearts of everyone who passed through its doors. In June 2015, the hospital moved from Yorkhill to the Royal Hospital for Children at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, where it is proudly supported today.
Since 2001, more than £30 million has been invested in the children’s hospital in Glasgow. This has been possible thanks to the generosity of their donors, fundraisers and volunteers, whose support ensures that Scotland’s children receive the best possible care. With ongoing support, Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity can continue working tirelessly to ensure that their young patients receive the extra special care they deserve at Scotland’s largest children’s hospital.
On 28th September Dean Dragsnes, Branch Manager, alongside Resapol’s Procurement Director Des Playfor, visited Glasgow Children Hospital Charity in order to present a cheque on behalf of the Resapol Foundation cheque for £1,000.
“I’d like to thank Dean and everyone at Resapol for your amazing support. Your generous donation will make such a difference for children in hospital across the West of Scotland by helping to fund life-changing projects and services. More than 500 children every day are treated at the children’s hospital in Glasgow, and we are so grateful to have the backing of local organisations like Resapol.”— Kirsten Watson | Glasgow’s Children’s Hospital Charity CEO