99 total views, 1 views today Advertisement Tagged with: Fundraising ideas Scotland Melanie May | 25 May 2016 | News 100 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Three teams of consultants from different departments of Edinburgh’s Royal Hospital for Sick Children (RHSC) have raised more than £8,700 for hospital charity Sick Kids Friends Foundation (SKFF) by swapping their stethoscopes for chef’s whites.The teams, from Haematology, Spinal Surgery/Respiratory, and Plastic Surgery, took part in an awareness raising Ready, Steady, Cook style event that saw each one cook one course of a three-course meal at the Edinburgh School of Food and Wine, guided by chef Tony Singh (pictured). The venue, ingredients, chefs and drinks for the evening were all donated free of charge, and at the end of the meal, the guests were invited to donate what they thought each course was worth.The event aimed to raise awareness of the hospital’s upcoming move to a new site to a handpicked audience of influencers and supporters. Before each course, a short film of that team’s specialism was shown, explaining what they did and the impact it had on the children they treated. The meal ended with a thank you film that explained the move, and asked the audience for their help in spreading the word.All funds raised will go towards supporting the RHSC’s move to a new, purpose built home at Little France in 2017, for which SKFF has committed to contribute £2.9million in enhancements, patient/family services and therapies.Pippa Johnston, director of fundraising and marketing at SKFF, said:“We need to tell people in Edinburgh and the surrounding area that the hospital is moving to a new site so rather than just raise money, we wanted to use this as a talking event to raise awareness – we achieved both.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Doctors raise awareness & funds for hospital with charity cook off About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.