Published: Thursday, August 7th, 2014
The Voice of Scotland goes the extra mile for Charity
A member of staff from Scotland’s National Hospital has been doing his bit for charity just days after playing a major part in the Commonwealth Games.
Murray Jummun, Deputy Cardiac Physiology Manager at the Golden Jubilee National Hospital, introduced Team Scotland in front of a global TV audience during the Glasgow 2014 opening ceremony on 23 July.
After receiving several requests from colleagues, Murray decided to hold a charity photo shoot in aid of the Games’ charity partner, Unicef.
Murraysaid: “I’m privileged to have had the opportunity to participating in the opening ceremony and introducing TeamScotland; it truly was a once in a lifetime opportunity.
“When I got back to work, quite few people had asked for pictures, with a couple even asking if I would bring in the bright pink suit I was wearing during the event. I decided this would be a good opportunity to raise some money for a good cause and have a bit of fun in the process.”
Wearing the now famous pink suit,Murrayspent time chatting with visitors, patients and staff, offering them the chance to get their picture taken wearing some official memorabilia from the games with the Voice of Team Scotland.
Murraysaid: “Everyone at the Golden Jubilee has been incredibly supportive, and a lot of them took time out of their busy schedule to come along and donate money.
“We also had patients and visitors stop by to ask questions about the Games and what we were raising money for; the whole thing worked out really well and we managed to raise some money to help people living in some of the poorest parts of the world.”
As part of the legacy of the Commonweatlh Games, donations can still be made to UNICEF at the following link: http://www.unicef.org.uk/landing-pages/donate-commonwealth-games/