Crosshouse Children’s Fund has hit a significant milestone announcing that it has now committed over £100,000 of support for Ayrshire’s children and families in hospital.

This comes after just two years since the fund’s inception, and having faced the challenges of the pandemic which halted the majority of fundraising events.

Funding awarded by Crosshouse Children’s Fund has benefited families that are cared for in a whole range of hospital and community healthcare settings.

This includes the funding of specialist cots for the Ayrshire Maternity Unit, a brand new sensory garden at Ayrshire Central Hospital, emergency care packages for families and frontline staff at Crosshouse during the pandemic, bereavement support for families, and technology to accommodate virtual visits for children in the paediatric wards.

Professor Hazel Borland, Executive Nurse Director, NHS Ayrshire & Arran said: “Crosshouse Children’s Fund has played an important part in helping us achieve this over these past two years by helping to equip our teams with resources and funding to make hospital experiences less worrying for children and their families.

“We would like to thank all of the generous fundraisers who have supported the fund so far.”

William McGowan, Head of Partnerships and Events, Crosshouse Children’s Fund said: “We are incredibly grateful to the individuals, schools and businesses across Ayrshire and Arran for their tremendous fundraising efforts – particularly during the pandemic.

“It has been so humbling to see the lengths that people have gone to in lockdown to fundraise - the creativity and determination has been nothing short of incredible.”

To show your support for Crosshouse Children’s Fund, please call 01292 435 197 or visit