Who are Finlay’s Friends?
Finlay’s Friends is a charitable organisation (Charity number SC046675) set up in memory of Finlay Bennett, of Touch Primary School Dunfermline, who died suddenly on the 30th July 2014 from Meningitis at the Yorkhill Children’s Hospital, now the Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow. Finlay was only 8 years old but in his short life he had always put the needs of others before himself. To honour his kindness and to support other families who experience similar situations to Finlay’s family, Finlay’s Friends aims to provide support when it is most needed.
What we do
Finlay’s Friends provides Comfort Kits to families of seriously ill children admitted to hospital in an emergency, as well as additional support including useful information for the hospital stay, emotional support contacts, resources for the hospital family rooms and more. Initially we are in partnership with the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow who cared for Finlay, but the long term plan is for Finlay’s Friends to support all Scottish Hospitals that need us.
With your help, Finlay’s Friends will continue a wide range of fundraising activities and will work with other charitable organisations and businesses in order to fund the supply of Comfort Kits and additional support to families in crisis.
|12th April||Awareness Stall||Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow|
|20th April||Quiz Night||Pitreavie Golf Club|
|May / June||3 Bridges Challenge|
|June||Finlay’s Fling||St Margaret’s Church, Touch|
|June||Curry Night||Royal Bengal TBC|
|August||Awareness stall- Link to 1st anniversary of kits||Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow|
|16th September||Edinburgh Kilt Walk|
|19th September||Rob Caskie Charity Lecture at Stewart’s Melville College||Dean Church|
For further information about our events, or if you have any other great ideas, please let us know: email@example.com
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Providing Comfort Kits and support to families of seriously ill children admitted to hospital in an emergency. On behalf of Finlay, his Family & Friends, thank you.