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Yorkhill celebrates 100 years of saving children’s lives

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​Yorkhill Children's Charity threw a party on every ward of the hospital and put on a concert for patients featuring Nicholas McDonald and Rewind

Yorkhill Children’s Charity hosted an exciting day of celebrations yesterday to mark the Glasgow hospital’s centenary.

Parties were put on in every ward featuring clowns, balloons, magicians, characters and photo booths.

Each child was also invited to write a message for a time capsule to be buried on the site of the new children’s hospital which is due to open next summer and to write a birthday message on the wall opposite a mural depicting the history of children’s hospitals in Glasgow.

In the evening the hospital canteen hosted a party featuring performances from X-factor finalist and Yorkhill Children’s Charity ambassador, Nicholas McDonald and Scottish boy-band, Rewind performing a mini concert for patients and guests.

Kirsten Sinclair, head of fundraising at Yorkhill Children’s Charity said: “The day’s celebrations were a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the achievements of the children’s hospital and the life-saving treatment it has provided to so many children from across Scotland over the many years.

“Yorkhill Children’s Charity was thrilled to be part of the celebrations as part of our commitment to making the hospital experience more enjoyable for our young patients.”

The hospital was first opened in 1914 as the Royal Hospital for Sick Children after a major public appeal raised almost £140,000.

Yorkhill Children’s Charity has donated over £13 million to the Royal Hospital for Sick Children and its related facilities over the last 11 years and it will continue to support the new children’s hospital.

To find out how you can raise funds for the charity visit the 'Help Yorkhill' section on its website.