Greenock businessmen Sandy and James Easdale have donated £13,000 to fund state-of-the-art equipment to help premature and sick babies.
The owners of McGill’s Buses handed over the cheque to Kirsten Sinclair, chief operating officer of Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity at the Royal Hospital for Children. The charity has launched an appeal to raise £250,000.
The donation will fund the purchase of a LifeStart resuscitation trolley, pioneering equipment which helps to keep babies and their families together during the first few precious minutes of life.
“Neo-natal units and their medical staff do brilliant work caring for premature and sick babies and we’re delighted to make a donation that will help care for even more young lives in the west of Scotland.
“Every day, McGill’s helps to take staff, visitors and patients to local hospitals so we know only too well how important these facilities are to all of us.
“Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity is doing sterling work and we’re delighted to offer our support, and would encourage everyone to get behind their latest appeal.”
Shona Cardle, chief executive, Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity, said:
“We would like to thank McGill’s for their very generous donation which will help us fund state-of-the-art equipment to support premature and sick babies from across the country who are treated in Glasgow’s neo-natal units.”