Celebrating 10 years of the Borders Change Foundation

Celebrating 10 years of the Borders Change Foundation

Friday 2nd September saw the Borders Change Foundation celebrate their 10th anniversary with an auction and Charity Dinner held at the Carfraemill Lodge Hotel.

The evening was also the 20th anniversary of their first dinner under the banner of the Borders Charity Dinner.

Capital Document Solutions are proud to have supported James Marjoribanks and the Borders Change Foundation since its creation in 2006.

Borders Change Foundation Logo

Change Foundation Fundraising to donate a SimJunior

This year the anniversary dinner was to raise funds for the Borders General Hospital who are investing in a SimJunior for the Children’s Unit.

“The SimJunior allows doctors and nurses the opportunity to experience life-threatening paediatric problems whilst in a safe and controlled environment,” said James Marjoribanks

“It’s literally a dummy modelled as a 6 year old full of computers that tell the doctors what to expect if they treat it in different ways. It’s a life-saver.”

Simulation is already an important training tool at the BGH with a baby simulator, SimBaby, providing paediatric staff in the Children’s Unit, Special Care Baby Unit, Labour Ward and A&E with realistic training sessions.

James Marjoribanks with guest speaker, Olympic medallist from 2016 Rio games, Mark Robertson

James Marjoribanks with 2016 Rio Olympic medallist, Mark Robertson

Silent Auction

James added “This was our 10th  Anniversary Borders Change Foundation Dinner and this year we needed to raise £18850 in order to supply the Children’s Unit at the BGH with the SimJunior.”

“I was delighted that so many firms once again supported our dinner by taking tables and donating auction prizes and congratulations go to Capital Solutions for attending them all.”

“Tom Flockhart and his staff have a lot to be proud of in the way they have supported our dinner in raising a great deal of money for charitable causes in the Borders.”

“It is because of people like them that we managed to raise the required £18850 and can supply this vital piece of equipment.”

Thanks to the generosity of local businesses at the annual Charity Dinners, the Borders Foundation charities have raised over £400,000 since their first dinner in 1996.

As a result, the funds have helped support many local charities and units within the BGH. These include the Border Kidney Patients Trust, Border Marie Curie Cancer Care, Post Natal Depression Borders and The Lavender Touch.


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