Friday, 10 August 2012

LHSA out and about again

Today we’ve been taking part in the Royal Edinburgh Hospital’s summer fete, held annually in their grounds. Previously we’ve sent some of our promotional material along and it has been distributed by Artlink, who are heavily involved in the organisation of the event. But this year we had our own stall...

As well as digital images of the Hospital’s Royal Charter (find out more about the Charter on our website), we took postcards and leaflets to help spread the word about LHSA’s collections and services. We also had a laptop with a slideshow illustrating the Hospital’s long history (it celebrates its bicentenary next June).

It’s been a lovely sunny day in Edinburgh and there was a good turnout for the event. As well as LHSA’s stall, there were many others promoting the work of the Hospital and associated charities and groups. There was also plenty of home grown or baked produce for sale, including vegetables from the Hospital’s grounds. Cupcakes from a fellow stall-holder kept us going, and a win on the tombola saw us bringing back a box of goodies to share with colleagues in the Main Library!

It was great to be involved in activity at the heart of the Hospital - the fete was attended by patients and staff along with members of the public. There was a fantastic atmosphere, lots of interest in our stall, and we’re looking forward to going again this time next year!

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