Kenny has been a longstanding supporter of Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity and was a founder member of the Yorkhill Dinner committee. Kenny nominated Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity as the official charity partner for the London Scottish St Andrew's Day Lunch in 2013, which raised £16,750.
David Andrew Smith MBE is a GB Athlete
After years of problems and missing out on the 2006 Winter Olympics by the smallest margin, a routine physio session discovered an abnormal reaction in his neck. Further tests led to the discovery of a spinal cord tumour which was crushing David’s spinal cord.
After his first surgery to remove the tumour he then developed a blood clot and woke up completely paralysed. He was rushed back into hospital to undergo more life-saving surgery.
John and Janet McIntyre from Callander are delighted to be Family Ambassadors for the Charity. The family set up the Chloe McIntyre Memorial Fund with Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity and have gone on to raise over £60,000 in memory of their daughter Chloe, who they sadly lost to a heart condition at just six weeks old.
Alex is a now a non-executive director at Clyde Blowers Limited, having been a senior executive of this highly successful engineering group for 20 years. A chartered accountant by training he was really a frustrated engineer at heart. He is also Deputy Chairman of Newlands Junior College, a new type of school offering an alternative education curriculum to young people who may find that their current education does not suit their learning styles or goals, but nonetheless have potential.
Steve Taylor, a Chartered Certified Accountant , and his wife Lynn, Finance Manager for Murray Taylor accountancy practice, have been volunteers for the Charity since 2013. Their Grandson Myles was born with Congenital Heart Disease and spent all of his short life in Yorkhill Children’s Hospital.
Kiera Ward has experienced first-hand the excellent care at the children's hospital, having been cared for at Yorkhill as a young child. After being diagnosed with chronic regional pain syndrome when she was 11 years old, Kiera was an inpatient and outpatient at Yorkhill Children's Hospital for many years.