Geoff Crow - Director of 21CC Group - at Wondrous Woods

Scotland’s leading large-scale event and production group will be donating £3,008 to the Scottish Intensive Care Society

Scottish based events group, 21CC has today, announced that a donation of over £3,000 will be made to the Scottish Intensive Care Society, following the sell-out of its lighting trail, Wondrous Woods, which was hosted at the magnificent Hopetoun House in October last year.

Following a year of cancelled events and widespread difficulties within the events industry, 21CC launched Wondrous Woods as part of their pivotal strategy for alternative revenue generation and to support the events sector supply chain, as well as to offer the public something magical to look forward to.

Director of 21CC and brainchild of Wondrous Woods, Geoff Crow comments, “As a business operating solely in the event space, we had to make a lot of changes to keep our business going, pivoting from the norm and with an amazing team behind us, we were lucky enough to produce the most spectacular event at Hopetoun House.

“In light of its success, we knew we wanted to show our love and support to those who were working tirelessly in this ongoing battle, and with the Scottish Intensive Care Society incredibly close to our hearts, the donation to them was an easy choice.”

Following a year of cancelled events and widespread difficulties within the events industry, 21CC launched Wondrous Woods to offer a touch of magic to visitors. The COVID-compliant outdoor event saw tickets purchased in their thousands, each with an option to donate a percentage to charity.

The team at 21CC has been supporting Intensive Care over the last few months by inputting to the launch of the Critical Care Recovery and Rehabilitation Fund initiative and therefore decided to make the Scottish Intensive Care Society (SCIO) the charity of choice for donations from Wondrous Woods.

Dr Elizabeth Wilson, Past President of the Scottish Intensive Care Society explains how the donation will be used “There are long term consequences associated with an episode of critical illness, which can persist well beyond 12 months after discharge from hospital. ICU survivors commonly experience impairments in physical function, cognition and mental health.

“Typical sequelae range from the inability to physically perform activities of daily living unassisted, to memory impairment, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. Relatives also suffer psychological morbidity, particularly anxiety and depression. An individual’s inability to return to work, combined with the burden of carer responsibilities, can impact profoundly on a family’s welfare, both socially and economically.”

“In contrast to other specialities which have well established rehabilitation programmes” – Dr Wilson continues – “such as cardiology, respiratory and stroke medicine, there is no dedicated, resourced pathway for ICU survivors. Never has this been more pertinent than during the COVID pandemic. This fund will support the rehabilitation needs of patients throughout Scotland, as they continue their recovery journey from critical illness back to health.”

21CC Group is a Scottish based events group based outside Edinburgh, established in 1999.  The company produce events around the country for corporate groups, festivals, local authorities, and private clients.