ARCHIE Foundation

Charity registered in Scotland SC039521

The ARCHIE Foundation is the official charity of the Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital; the Children's Wards in Inverness and Elgin and Community based Child Health throughout Grampian, Highland, Orkney and Shetland.

All monies donated to the ARCHIE Foundation go directly towards ‘making the difference’ for sick children and their families in the North of Scotland.

Current opportunities

We are looking for individuals to create a support group of The Archie Foundation and promote the work and services we provide. These groups would ideally plan local fundraisers and spread awareness about the work of the Archie Foundation and how they support the people of Orkney. To find out more please visit or email Cassie McGunnigle (Regional Fundraising Officer) at

The Archie Foundation exists to make the difference for children and their families accessing local NHS healthcare and in bereavement. By working with our NHS colleagues, child development and childcare professionals, Archie provides a lifeline of support for local children and their families. Whatever age you are, and whatever your background is, if you have an interest in supporting the work that we do we would love to hear from you! There are many activities that volunteers can help us with, here are just a few examples: • Place and gather back in our collection cans – lots of pennies soon mount up and make a huge difference. • Administrative support in our donor care office – writing thank you letters and cards to let our donors know how appreciated they are. • Volunteering at events, both on the day and to help us plan for their success. • Delivering leaflets and putting up posters on community noticeboards. • Staffing a stall at a local market or community centre to help spread the word about the work we do. • Speaking on behalf of the charity at community events. • Assisting with our supporters/groups e.g.: knitting and craft groups who • Organising your own fundraising events with friends and family. • Training to become a Volunteer Responder as part of Archie’s Child Bereavement Service team. All help from people volunteering makes a real difference and is greatly appreciated. For full details and links for volunteering with us please visit or email

Archie Child Bereavement Service (ACBS) support children up to the age of 18 who have suffered from a bereavement. One of their services is the volunteer home responder service, where their volunteers support children and young people with their grief in their home. Full training and ongoing support is given for this voluntary role. Ideally they are looking for people who have worked with children before who are naturally empathic and keen to support others at an extremely difficult time. This opportunity covers the North of Scotland area.