We have provided 12 folding wheelchairs

FACE were asked if they could provide funds to help with the purchase of foldable wheelchairs for the oncology unit at the Western General Hospital. We were delighted to make this happen and 12 new wheelchairs have been delivered to the unit. All of the wheelchairs come with handles, some of these patients can use on their own and others need to be pushed by a carer. One of...
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HoverMatt Air Transfer Mattress and HoverJack

FACE have recently provided the oncology unit at the Western General Hospital with a HoverMatt Air Transfer Mattress and HoverJack. The Mattress floats on a cushion of air and helps nursing staff transfer patients in & out of bed.  With the Jack staff can move patients off the floor and into bed, without the need to physically lift them. Having this revolutionary technol...
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FACE Lapland Trip 2022

This year’s Lapland Trip on Saturday 10th December 2022 was amazingly the 28th time FACE had taken children & families impacted by cancer to meet Santa Claus in Lapland. Christmas can be such a difficult time for people as they cope with the loss of a loved one and the FACE team do everything they can to make the experience special for those travelling with us. Meetin...
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Ice Lollies

Working closely with the catering staff at the Western General Hospital, FACE are funding a supply of free ice lollies for patients who are unable to eat and will benefit from an ice lolly as part of their treatment. There are around seven flavours of ice lollies available and the feedback so far has been really positive. ‘This is a great idea’ ‘What a fantastic plan….so...
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FACE – Sleigh Bells Ring

The FACE Sleigh takes Santa out to meet local communities and has brought so much pleasure to many, young and old. While it raises funds for FACE, we do our best to support other good causes where we can. In December 2021, the Santa Sleigh was on tour across Edinburgh and East Lothian. We took Santa to join the Saughtonhall Community Association as they switched on their Chri...
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FACE Lapland Trip 2021

It is fantastic to report the trip to Lapland went ahead on Saturday 11 December 2021 - after being on hold for two years. It was a wonderful day and experience for everyone who was there, looked after by the dedicated FACE team. This year the trip was designed to create a special day for families, especially children, who had lost loved ones. We have received lovely feed...
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Kiltwalk 2021

On Sunday 25 April our wonderful Kiltwalk team took to the streets and beaches in the sunshine, walking the scenic route from Barnton to South Queensferry. The weather was kind and it was a brilliant day, with around £2500 raised for FACE through sponsorship and the generosity of Sir Tom Hunter, who matched a significant amount of the funds raised. Well done to everyone ...
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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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