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As you all know Scotland will play a friendly against Estonia on the 6th February at Pittodrie in Aberdeen. To take advantage of this rare home game outside of Hampden Park we have decided to make a very special donation.


Since 2004 the new Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital, which replaced the original children’s hospital built in 1929, has been treating and caring for children’s health in the NE of Scotland. The RACH Play Department operates with-in the hospital to try and bring a wee bit of fun and interactivity to the children while they are in the hospital. Making sure that play is a part of the child’s treatment programme, helping relieve boredom and anxiety in a fun and friendly environment and helping families cope during a child’s stay are just a few of the important roles the department fulfils with-in the hospital.


The Play Service has an experienced team of qualified Play Staff and is made up of qualified Play Leaders, Play Specialists and Senior Play Specialists. The Play Staff work throughout the hospital on most wards, Out patients department and Accident and Emergency. They also have a small team of Play Volunteers who work alongside the Qualified Play Staff.


We got in touch with Heather Beattie from the Play Unit and asked how we could help out with either a donation or by providing some much needed equipment. After talking to Heather and hearing about the wonderful work that they do with the children there we have decided to go ahead and make a donation to enable them to purchase the mobile omiVista system for the Play Unit. (Although we have just taken to calling it the”Gizmo”). 


The omiVista Mobile system is an interactive projection system that opens up a new world of interaction. The system projects dynamic images onto the floor or any other light coloured horizontal surface, where the child’s movements and motion actions activate a host of audio visual effects and games. High tech, state of the art stuff and we’re sure the children will love it.





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