The ARCHIE Foundation

Making the difference for sick children in the North of Scotland

The Royal
Aberdeen Children's 

Every year we impact on the healthcare of more than 130,000 sick children. We buy specialist equipment, support families, create amazing hospital environments, enhance staff training, buy toys, fund research, provide specialist staff and respond in emergencies. Our donors, volunteers and supporters make this possible and we're hugely grateful to every single one of them. 

This is a temporary mini-site while we redevelop our main website. If you can't find everything you need, please call us on 01224 559559. Some links from this site will take you into our old one. Just in case you wondered why the style had changed :)


To The ARCHIE Foundation

Beards for bairns!

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Our Mission

Every year we provide a large number of emergency grants to support children when they are sick. We also support larger grants to allow services to develop or advanced care to be given. NHS Staff and parents can apply. You'll be asked to register on your first application.

We 'Make the Difference' for local children when they are sick. We don't provide anything the NHS should, instead we provide more advanced or extra facilities, equipment, people and training. We also provide extensive support to families of sick children. 

From Christmas Day to Burns Night, we call on all men-folk to grow their beards in support of local children when they are sick! Give or raise a minimum of just £10 to take part and you could change a child's journey through hospital. You'll also look cool on January 25th when you tuck into your haggis! :)

The ARCHIE Foundation cafes


We have recently launched two cafes, both in Inverness, with help from our corporate supporter - Cobbs. The cafes are generating income for the charity but also providing a great place to go with young children. Our free to use soft play cafe in the Hilton community, for example, is proving a huge hit with local mums. And whilst the kids are playing, there's an opportunity to pick up some good healthcare information too. 

archie cafe project - coffee that makes a difference

find us on youtube...

The Highland

The Tayside


We have a number of local social media feeds for the charity - both Facebook and Twitter. here's the feed from a forthcoming art show. You can find your local feed by selecting your local office from the images above. 

...and twitter

You can follow some ARCHIE team members and/or offices by selecting their feeds from the list below:

@archiedof - Director of Fundraising

@archieceo - Chief Executive

@archieaberdeen - Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital team

@archiehighlands - Highland Children's Unit team