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RCSEd Staff raise over £7k for Edinburgh Sick Kids

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15 May 2013

RCSEd Charity Sick Kids Presentation

After a year of fundraising, staff from The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) have donated £7,133 to the Edinburgh Sick Kids Friends Foundation.

Each year staff from RCSEd nominate a charity to fundraise for, through a range of activities including sponsored runs and cycles, cake and craft fayres, movie nights, dress-down days and more.

The RCSEd donation made to the Sick Kids Friends Foundation has contributed towards the purchase of an image intensifier. The Image Intensifier, at a cost of £53k, will give surgeons a much clearer view of tiny limbs and will be particularly important for hand surgery. 

The image intensifier can be used, for example, to correct contractures, a painful condition in which a child's fingers curl up permanently due to muscle and skin shrinkage.  It is vital for surgeons to have the best possible view of the tiny components of the hand and existing equipment, whilst highly suitable for larger limbs, simply cannot give the optimal precision for these procedures.

Commenting on the donation given by RCSEd, Sick Kids Friends Foundation Corporate Fundraiser, Mr Will Guest said:

"Generous donations, like this one from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, enable us to fund new and innovative equipment, like the image intensifier that this money will go towards. We are grateful to every member of staff at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh who has spent time fundraising and donating money to us."

The nominated charity RCSEd staff will fundraise for this year is Riders for Health. For further information click here

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