Aberdeen medical students raise thousands for children's charity through sport event

Aberdeen medical students have raised thousands for a North-East children's charity by hosting a sports tournament for all Scotland and Northern Ireland medical schools.

More than 1200 students from Dundee, St Andrews, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Queens Belfast universities’ medical schools competed in the annual Scottish and Northern Irish Medical Schools sports tournament (SNIMS) in November.

The students competed in football, rugby, netball, basketball, volleyball, hockey, badminton and squash with the Aberdeen University Medical Society team winning overall and raising £3400 for children’s charity Charlie House in the process.

Dominic Coates from the University of Aberdeen Medical Society said: “The Scottish and Northern Irish Medical Schools sports tournament is always a fantastic event and we were delighted to host our fellow medical schools and to get such a great turnout made the event even better.

“Winning the competition overall is a great bonus but the most important thing is getting all these medical students together to meet up and compete as well as raising money for a great cause.”

Donna Deans, Fundraising Co-Ordinator for Charlie House said: “Charlie House is a locally based children's charity which supports children with complex disabilities and life limiting conditions.

“We are hugely grateful to the University of Aberdeen's Medical Society.  Donations such as this will help us continue with the invaluable support we provide.”