Special Shower Reclining Chair

Last month a special shower chair was delivered to Ward 75 at the Western General Hospital. Staff Nurse Cathy Stanton was in touch to let us know the chair had arrived and to pass on many thanks from Ward 75 to all at FACE. It is already making a difference for the ward and patients they care for, including those receiving treatment for cancer. ‘It will enable us to sh...
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The Wedding Box

On occasion, the Western General Hospital are asked to help arrange the weddings of patients who are near the end of their life. While hugely emotional occasions, these weddings help bring joy, love and happiness to both patients and their loved ones, as well as to the staff who are caring for them. A wedding box has been created to hold decorations to help create a cele...
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Act of Kindness – Social Bite

Thank you very much to the team at Social Bite who kindly donated some items to FACE and asked us to make the best use of them. We passed on the Pac-Man video game and electric guitar to the Teenage Cancer Trust unit at the Western General Hospital. The toiletries will be used in the emergency toilet bags which FACE provide for the cancer wards at the Western General Hosp...
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FACE Christmas Crafts

While there was no FACE Christmas Fair this year – the girls on the craft stall did their best to come up with items to sell and raise funds for FACE. This time round they were able to make & sell just over 130 decorative Christmas glass bricks, as well as a small number of gifts. All of the items have now sold and an amazing £2,546 was raised for FACE. A huge than...
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How FACE has made a difference in 2020

Around this time we would normally be looking forward to meeting many of you at our Christmas Fair and preparing for our trip to Lapland. It’s not to be in 2020, so we thought it would be a good time to put into words how FACE has made a difference this year and over many years, thanks to your kindness and support. Wishing you all the very best for the festive period and 202...
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FACE Lapland Trip 2020 – Cancelled

Following on from news about our Christmas Fair, we had to make a decision about our annual trip to Lapland based on what we know about the health risks, associated requirements & restrictions we all face in relation to COVID-19. Guidance on travel restrictions is also changing all the time. It is with a heavy heart we have had to cancel the Lapland Trip this year. We took...
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Kiltwalk 2020

Due to COVID-19 restrictions this year there was a ‘virtual’ version of the Kiltwalk, with tartan clad small groups walking across Scotland to raise money for good causes. On Sunday 13th September 2020, a team raising funds for FACE walked from Cramond to South Queensferry. The walk was enjoyed by everyone who took part. They were blessed with good weather and took in the sp...
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FACE Christmas Fair 2020 – Cancelled

It may seem like ages away but it is normally around now we start to prepare for our Christmas Fair. This time round, however, we have had to stop and consider how the Fair would run with what we know about the health risks, associated requirements & restrictions we all face in relation to COVID-19. It is with a heavy heart we have come to the decision that the FACE Christ...
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‘Belongings Bags’

FACE was approached to see if would support a care assurance standards initiative and developed a new belongings bag with the bereavement services thistle logo on it. These bags have replaced the use of plastic bags to return the belongings of a person who has sadly passed away. This initiative was seen as something where FACE could make a real difference at such a sad ti...
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FACE – Charity Golf Day 2020 Success and Thanks

Following on from the success of this event over recent years, a Charity Golf Day was held on Sunday 23rd August at Ratho Park Golf Club. Given all the implications of the COVID-19 health crisis – it was brilliant this event went ahead as planned and played in good weather. It was a great success with £2,032.80 raised for FACE. Thank you to all who took part on the day an...
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