STPH Awards
Laurie Ross

STPH Awards Charities 2019

The STPH Awards are extremely pleased to be working with two very important Charities – MS Society Scotland and CHAS.

MS Society Scotland

There are over 11,000 of us with MS in Scotland. This makes MS more common in Scotland than most other countries in the world.

We understand what life’s like with MS. From the Borders to Shetland, our community is here for you through the highs, lows and everything in between. Together we’re stronger.

Our work is based on the hopes and aspirations of our MS community. Together we campaign at all levels, fund ground-breaking research and provide award winning support and information.

Investing in research areas such as MRI scanning has helped us understand more about MS than ever before.

But every big breakthrough is the result of years of hard work. That’s why your ongoing support is so important.

We’re the MS Society, we’re a community of people living with MS, researchers, fundraisers, campaigners and volunteers.

CHAS

We’re Children’s Hospices Across Scotland. But most people know us as CHAS. We are the only provider of respite and end of life care to children in Scotland with a life shortening condition, and their families.

Today, CHAS can only reach 1 in 3 of the families across Scotland who need our support but we are determined to reach them all. For over twenty years we’ve been offering a full family support service for babies, children and young people with life-shortening conditions. This includes palliative care, family respite and support – through our hospices, homecare services and hospital presence.

We run Scotland’s only 2 children’s’ hospices – Rachel House in Kinross and Robin House in Balloch. Each hospice has facilities including a hydrotherapy room, a large accessible garden and lots of areas for relaxing and fun. They also have areas for reflection, bereavement support and care.

Our CHAS at Home team care for babies, children and young people in their own homes across Scotland. For families who live in isolated areas in particular, the service is a lifeline.

Diana Children’s Nurses work alongside NHS staff, and with other care staff, to provide clinical leadership and support in the planning and delivery of palliative care. By working together, families can have a greater choice of care about where and how their child can be cared for, whether it’s in hospital, at home or in a CHAS hospice.

We’re dedicated to helping families celebrate the lives of their children while they’re together. No matter how short this time may be, we’re committed to making sure it’s filled with joy. With your help, we can do just that.