Welcome to my website. I am was drawing ANYTHING to raise funds for the Sick Kids Hospital in Edinburgh, just ask me. My little brother Toby and my wee brother Noah used to go in a lot. My name is Jack and I am 6 (now 12) years old.
Well, its getting closer now, the book is out on October 8 (115 days to go, eep) and today we posted the first batch of Jack’s pictures to the publishers. Our scanner is no match for the super computer they have in London so off goes all 251 pictures in a big brown box. Probably the most important piece of mail Jack (or I) will ever send. It cost a whopping £22!
Jack wanted to write Sara’s name on the front and draw a hedgehog to keep the pictures safe. A guard hedgehog.
Don't worry if your picture was not in the first 251, this is not the final cut off point. There will be another picture delivery heading to Londonshire in the next few weeks.
We wanted to share a little bit more information about The Sick Kids Friends Foundation. This is the charity that Jack is raising money for. Its something we have not done yet and thought it might help give everyone a bit more of an idea of where their donations go.
The Sick Kids Friends Foundation was set up in 1992 to support the work of the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh. The Hospital receives over 100,000 children through its doors each year from all over the East of Scotland.
We give assistance in five primary areas:
the provision of a wide variety of extra comforts, which make time in hospital better for children
the provision of extra child and family-friendly facilities
the purchase of extra medical equipment over and above NHS provision
the provision of extra support for sick children who are cared for in the Community
funding for extra training and research
Each year we raise around £1.5 million to help children and families at the hospital. All our work is funded through donations from the public, companies, Trusts and Foundations and organisations who wish to help us to make the Sick Kids even better.
Jack finally got his hands on his lovely certificate for his recent Young Person Achievement Award (see link for story) from the nice folk at Cockenzie & Port Seton Community Council. He likes this certificate a lot. He says "thank you."
At the moment the trophy is off getting engraved with his name so he is REALLY looking forward to getting it back.
Mum & Dad think this is a lovely certificate (and a lovely trophy), thank you again to Cockenzie & Port Seton Community Council.