Charity Big Picnic at St Andrew Square Gardens
Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS) the charity that provides the only children’s hospice services in Scotland is inviting the public to bring their lunch and join in a big picnic at St Andrew Square Gardens.
Supported by Essential Edinburgh, the picnic from 12-2pm, will launch ‘Time for CHAS’ a new campaign encouraging families, friends and colleagues to spend time together raising money for CHAS.
Everyone attending will be asked to donate the money they would normally spend on their lunch to CHAS who run two children’s hospices, Rachel House and Robin House and a homecare service across Scotland called CHAS at Home.
CHAS Fundraiser Kirsten Dugan said: “Time for CHAS encourages everyone to have fun doing something for CHAS, whether that’s putting on their own event, taking part in someone else’s or simply donating to CHAS. We’re kicking off the campaign with our St Andrew Square picnic and hope to see a big crowd in the gardens.”
Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS) is a charity that provides the only hospice services in Scotland for children and young people with life-shortening conditions.
CHAS offers care in two children’s hospices, Rachel House in Kinross and Robin House in Balloch. The hospices support the whole family by offering short planned breaks, emergency support, end of life care and a range of bereavement services.
CHAS also provides a home care service, called CHAS at Home, staffed from both hospices and with dedicated teams in the North of Scotland. The service offers care to families in their own homes when they need it most.
CHAS supports over 250 families, as well as a significant number of families who receive bereavement support. The services are funded mainly through the generosity of the many supporters who help raise over £7 million needed each year to provide these vital hospice services.