Friends of the Neuro Ward ARI

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The Quoy of Houton,
KW17 2RD

01856 811 237

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We are a North East of Scotland charity which originated in Orkney, and are supported by the Burravoe Friends of the Neuro ward ARI, raising money to help make life better for those affected by brain trauma of all types including tumours both spinal and brain, M.S MND, Lupus, Epilepsy and head injuries.

In January 2013, Kevin Critchlow was diagnosed with an enormous acoustic neuroma brain tumour, and thanks to the fantastic team on the Neuro Ward at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, he is making remarkable progress. As a result of Kevin's experience, friends and family were determined to help those in a similar situation by raising funds to provide improved facilities on the ward and purchasing equipment which will promote their recovery.

We are pleased to welcome Carolyn Toshney and the team from Bare all of for Brain Tumours who now support us.Carolyns husband Mark has a brain tumour too and together we are determined to make a difference!

The refurbishment of the ward by the NHS is planned for February 2018, we are hoping to upgrade each ward with a wet room and shower equipment which will help preserve personal dignity. A totally new wet room is planned for the High Dependency Ward and both a new day room and respite room are going to make life much more bearable for those using the ward.We have  £180,000 in the bank ready to go and would like to raise a further £50,000.

Although funds raised do not go towards research we actively support other charities who do by helping raise awareness, sign petitions and lobby to raise the pitiful 1% presently be spent on brain tumour research.

As a result of Brain Tumour's being diagnosed so late due to lack of funding into research our ward is under extreme pressure and overstretched. The ward is solely supported by the Friends of the Neuro ward ARI charity, the charity seeks to raise funds for cutting edge equipment which is beyond the remit of the NHS.   

Please help-this small charity run by people directly affected by brain trauma who are really making a difference. We are all volunteers and if you would like to help please contact us.

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