ABERDEEN’S children’s hospital has received a “transformational” donation from a Scottish celebrity who found fame as a US talkshow host.
Glasgow-born Craig Ferguson, who last year concluded a 10-year run as host of CBS’s Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson, and his wife Megan gifted the funds to the ARCHIE Foundation.
It was made through the American-Scottish Foundation and will be used to support developments in the Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital’s High Dependency Unit, which will be renamed the Ferguson Critical Care Unit.
David Cunningham, Chief Executive of the ARCHIE Foundation, said: “Donations such as this are transformational and will make a huge difference to the care we can offer and the environment in which it is given here at the Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital.
“It is also hugely exciting for everyone involved to have such high profile support, it has been a great boost to morale in the run up to Christmas.”
Craig can currently be seen as host on the second season of the American game show, Celebrity Name Game.
Craig said: “It is a practical way for us to show our love, gratitude and appreciation for the people of Scotland.
“We hope this is first of many such gestures.”
The ARCHIE Foundation is a long-standing partner of The American-Scottish Foundation, which promotes business and cultural links between Scotland and America.
The Ferguson family have requested that the donation amount remain a secret, although it is believed to be six-figures.