Party time as Sick Kids' is 100

GLASGOW'S sick kids' hospital has marked its 100th anniversary.

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Patient Rachel Proctor meets Nicolas McDonald, above, and, left, Ashton Wiggins and Tegan Maynes with the hospital's Kevin Hill
Patient Rachel Proctor meets Nicolas McDonald, above, and, left, Ashton Wiggins and Tegan Maynes with the hospital's Kevin Hill

Exactly a century ago King George V and Queen Mary officially opened the new Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Glasgow.

And to celebrate the milestone, Yorkhill Children's Charity organised a full day of fun, entertainment and parties.

Entertainers - including clowns, characters and magicians - visited every ward and department to bring a party atmosphere to the patients and families.

Every child will also be invited to write a message for a special time capsule which will be buried on the site of the New Children's Hospital, due to open next summer.

The celebrations continued into the evening with performances from The X Factor finalist and Yorkhill Children's Charity ambassador Nicolas McDonald and boy-band, Rewind.

Kirsten Sinclair, head of fundraising, said: "Yorkhill Children's Charity is thrilled to be part of the celebrations as part of our commitment to making the hospital experience more enjoyable for our young patients."

In 1914, a public appeal raised almost £140,000 to open the hospital on its current site at Yorkhill in Glasgow.

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