Stars backing Scotland’s largest children’s hospital

Still Game cast support Children's hospital
Still Game cast support Children's hospital

Scottish celebs are helping a leading charity spread Christmas joy in support of patients and families treated at Scotland’s largest children’s hospital.

Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity has launched Scotland’s Biggest Bedtime Story, which sees 30 people from the world of entertainment and sport reading kids’ classic The Gruffalo’s Child by Julia Donaldson – voted Best Bedtime Story by listeners of BBC Radio 2.

The video features a who’s who of Scottish names, including the cast of Still Game, Scotland team manager Gordon Strachan, singer Amy Macdonald and Paralympic champion Gordon Reid.

It was created to support the charity’s Christmas Appeal, which is raising funds for a neurosurgical endoscope which will be used to treat children with the most serious brain conditions.

The equipment would be the first of its kind in a children’s hospital in Scotland, and one of only a few in Europe.

Shona Cardle, chief executive, of the charity said: “Bedtime stories are a welcome distraction for our young patients, bringing children and their families together during difficult times.

“With the help of lots of famous faces, we have been able to make this special film which we hope will raise funds and bring smiles this Christmas”.

Also featured in the video are author Julie Donaldson, cyclist Mark Beaumont and actor Gary Lewis.

There are a host of famous faces from TV and radio, including Edith Bowman, Jackie Bird, Kaye Adams, John Mackay and Sean Batty, .

There are also number of well-known double acts, including STV Glasgow’s David Farrell and Jennifer Reoch and Des Clarke and Jennie Cook from Capital FM.

To view the video, log on to www.glasgowchildrenshospitalcharity.org/bedtime. To donate £5 to the Christmas Appeal, text CHILD to 70707, call 0141 212 8750 or visit www.glasgowchildrenshospitalcharity.org/donate.