Making A Stand For Oncology – Local Woodcrafter Donates Handcarved Wig Stands
One of the most thoughtful and original gifts received by the Oncology unit at Forth Valley Royal Hospital is a set of wig stands, lovingly crafted by a former patient as a thank you for his cancer care and treatment.
Archie Scott, who has turned his hobby into a small business, Ochil Woodcraft, wanted to give something back to the unit he attended, not only to say thanks but also to promote the message that getting checked early provides a better chance of successful treatment.
Local staff are delighted and very grateful for the kind donation which they are sure will be well received by patients.
Mr Scott, who creates some beautiful woodcraft, has recently won two top awards for his carving in a Canadian competition in which 12 countries took part with 200 entrants. His ‘Three Lilies’ received a first prize and best in division award, and an ash-carved leaves bowl gained a second rosette. One of his latest triumphs is an intricate carving based on the work of Girling Gibbons, master carver of the 16th century.
Featured image: Mr Scott is pictured with Breast Care Cancer Nurse Specialist Tracy Cruickshanks and Healthcare Support Worker Lyn Donnelly.