The Barrack Charitable Trust, funded by commercial property developer Knight Property Group, has donated £40,000 to The ARCHIE Foundation’s Family Accommodation Centre.
Recognised as Aberdeen’s Sick Kids hospital charity, The ARCHIE Foundation make a difference to around 175,000 sick kids around the region by providing highly trained specialist staff, advanced medical equipment, specialist paediatric facilities, and emergency grants to support families when their child is ill.
The Family Accommodation Centre project was launched by The ARCHIE Foundation with the intentions of improving the facilities for the hospital patient’s family and is estimated to cost the charity a total of £265,000.
The money donated by The Barrack Charitable Trust will fund the redevelopment of four new en suite bedrooms to the facilities which will increase the amount of free accommodation available to patient’s families.
James Barrack, Managing Director of Knight Property Group and Founder of The Barrack Charitable Trust comments “Everyone in the North East will benefit from The ARCHIE Foundation in one way or another, whether it’s helping their own children or friends or family.
It’s an emotional time for parents when their child is unwell. By providing clean, accessible facilities to these parents for free, The Archie Foundation are able to lessen the burden. The Barrack Charitable Trust are delighted to support Archie and their Family Centre.”
Chairman of The ARCHIE Foundation Joe Mackie comments, “The ARCHIE Family Centre provides a simple yet vital service, allowing parents to stay close to their children while they are in hospital.
“The Barrack Charitable Trust’s generous donation will allow us to improve facilities at the centre, making a huge difference to families across the north-east of Scotland. We are very grateful to The Barrack Charitable Trust for their support.”
The redevelopment of the ARCHIE Family Centre has been split into three phases. With phase one already complete and targets almost met for phase two, The ARCHIE foundation are still looking for donations to support the third and final stage of the project. To find out more about how you can support the ARCHIE Foundation visit: http://www.archiefoundationhome.org.uk.