(L-R) Ian Rankin Director of Rugby and Head Coach of Dundee High RFC, PC Brown, Alan McSherry Trustee SACHD, John Fegan Chairman and Trustee SACHD and Charlie Bryden
THE SCOTTISH ASSOCIATION FOR CHILDREN WITH HEART DISORDERS RESIDENTIAL CARAVAN-FASKALLY CARAVAN PARK, PITLOCHRY FORMAL OPENING-THURSDAY 19th JULY 2012
The Scottish Association for Children with Heart Disorders is a charitable support group run by families with, or who have had, children with heart disorders.
The Charity has been led by groups of parents, bereaved parents and friends who felt that they would like to help raise funds for the paediatric units in Scotland which care for children with heart disorders as well as offering support to families throughout Scotland.
To help relieve the suffering and distress, and also promote the welfare of children and young people with congenital heart conditions in particular, the Association provides a residential caravan on Faskally Caravan Park on the outskirts of Pitlochry where the children and their families might enjoy a holiday break in the tranquil settings of the Perthshire hills and mountains.
In 2011 it became apparent that the existing caravan had reached the end of it's useful life and so plans were put in place to raise funds for a replacement.
Thanks to a significant contribution from Wooden Spoon that fund raising period was short lived and by mid summer of 2012 the new caravan had installed and in use.
On Thursday 19th July Peter Brown, past captain of Scotland, unveiled the plaque in the presence of families and children who have or will benefit from the luxurious new facility. During his remarks Peter reminisced about the happy times he had spent roaming the hills surrounding Faskally during his childhood and he lauded the Association for proving such a splendid facility for the families.
Spoon's rugby ties were emphasised by the presence of Ian Rankin, Director of Rugby and Head Coach of the nearby Dundee High RFC and Gavin Robertson, Scotland U20 player and member of Dundee High RFC.