Tuesday 18th July 2017
Fundraisers Take On Mount Olympus
We are delighted to have the support of Meningitis Association Scotland, who have committed to supporting our work at Scotland's largest children's hospital.
A team of 5 intrepid explorers from Meningitis Association Scotland have set themselves the mammoth challenge of trekking Greece's highest mountain - Mount Olympus - to help Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity fund and enhance a state-of-the-art neurosurgical endoscope at the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow.
The neurosurgical endoscope will be used to provide life-saving surgery to children who suffer from brain tumours, cysts and hydrocephalus (a dangerous build up of fluid on the brain). The equipment is the first of its kind in a children’s hospital in Scotland, and one of only a few in Europe.
Mr Roddy O’Kane, consultant neurosurgeon at the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow, explains why this piece of medical equipment is so important:
“The conditions we treat are very very serious. They are often life-threatening, and treatment can involve a high degree of risk. There’s very little margin for error.
“The endoscope will make a significant difference to the children that we treat by allowing me and my team to perform minimally invasive, more effective and safer surgery, which will ultimately lead to a better outcome for all of the children that we treat here.”
We'd like to share a big good luck and thank you to Jack Allen, Robert Carachi, Jim Kerr, Ewan MacLeod and Eamon Murtagh who have set themeslves this epic challenge to raise vital funds for Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity - we are incredibly grateful for their support.