Stairway to Heaven!

Stairway to Heaven!

After a hard fought game, a team of NHS Forth Valley staff lost on penalties in the final of the Casualty Cup, an annual charity football tournament between emergency departments in the national health service. The event took place at Toryglen National Football Centre in Glasgow and was in aid of two specific causes – the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice in Glasgow, and the Malawi Emergency Medicine Project. It’s hoped the proceeds will top £5,000.

The NHS Forth Valley team won the first round group, winning three out of three, and then went on to beat a team made up of our own Serco staff, who had filled in at the last minute when Glasgow Western pulled out.

The semi final saw our players defeat Ayrshire Emergency Department, then in the final face the reigning champs Glasgow Royal. Although they failed to triumph on penalties, the team did get to climb the Hampden stairs to collect their silver medals!

The day ended with a ball at Hampden Park, hosted by NHS Forth Valley Senior Emergency Nurse and Casualty Cup Coordinator Charlie McCarthy, with guests including Michelle McManus, Allan Rough and Frank McAvennie.

Charlie vowed: “It was a great day – we’ll be back next year!”

Winter 2013 News, Our People