FACE – Lapland Trip 2023

This year’s Lapland Trip on Saturday 10th December 2023 was amazingly the 29th 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. It was...
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FACE – Sleigh Bells Ring 2023

The FACE Sleigh takes Santa out to meet local communities and the 2023 tour has just come to an end. It brings so much pleasure to all ages, while raising funds for FACE and awareness of the projects which are making a difference for patients being treated for cancer at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh. We also do our best to support other good causes on our travels...
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FACE Winter Fair

It was back in 2019 FACE last held a Christmas Fair and many people had asked if it would ever return. On Saturday 25th November 2023, we held a new look Winter Fair within the Famous Five (North) Stand at Easter Road Stadium. We welcomed back some of the traditional stalls and invited some new stall holders to join us on the day. Thank you to everyone who came along to suppo...
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Hidden Heroes

So much work goes on behind the scenes to make fundraising events both enjoyable and successful. R2R (Room to Reward) celebrates the impact of inspirational volunteers and enables charities, voluntary groups to give a tangible ‘thank you’ in recognition of the invaluable contribution of their Hidden Heroes. Liz Cann, on behalf of FACE, nominated Mark Paterson for all he does ...
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Ward 11 Refurbishment

Ward 11 in the Edinburgh Cancer Centre (Western General Hospital) has mainly shared rooms and a small number of side rooms.The side rooms are often occupied by patients close to the end of their life, giving them and their family some privacy.Ward 11 is in the old part of the hospital and was not in the current plans for refurbishment.FACE provided funds to make a number of cha...
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FACE Garden – Transformed

The FACE Garden was built in 1999 and had been closed for some time, while essential building work was completed around it. The garden serves as a serene outdoor space where patients, visitors and staff can find solace away from the hospital wards, improving their wellbeing and aiding recovery. Recently a group of volunteers from FreeAgent, undeterred by the pouring rain, work...
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Inspiring Volunteer Awards 2023

FACE were delighted to be one of the teams recognised for their voluntary work, at an event ceremony held in the Edinburgh City Chambers during volunteers’ week in June. It was a night where the Lord Provost of Edinburgh was ‘recognising the fantastic achievements of all our amazing volunteers in Edinburgh.’The Lord Provost presented FACE with an Inspiring Volunteer Award under...
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The Essence of Clinical Aromatherapy International Seminar

Representatives from FACE were invited to an Aromatherapy International Seminar at the Royal Botanic Gardens in May 2023. It is wonderful our support for the complementary therapy service at the WGH and RIE has made such a difference for patients. FACE have supported this service for over 20 years and It was so kind of the organisors of the seminar to acknowledge this. There...
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Complementary Therapy – A Lovely Touch

A complementary therapy service was set up over 20 years ago to provide comfort to patients in both the Western General Hospital and Royal Infirmary Edinburgh, mainly within the oncology and palliative care units. FACE has supported this service since it began, we know what a difference it makes for the patients. We received a lovely note from Anne Hally and a picture of ...
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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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