Have a Gin & Jammies at Home party with your family and friends and raise vital funds for The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice.
That’s the message from Miss Scotland Romy McCahill on the latest fundraising idea that follows on from a sell-out lunch in Glasgow’s Grand Central Hotel last month.
More than 300 women came to the event, dressed in their pjs, to raise a glass or two of their favourite gin and raise vital funds for the hospice. Romy was there to judge a catwalk show of the best-dressed jammies.
Now all hospice supporters can join in the fun and host their own Gin & Jammies at Home parties.
"Since becoming Miss Scotland, I have had the opportunity to see, first hand, the good work that is done at The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice and how everyone works as a team to support those who are diagnosed with a life-limiting or life-shortening illness,” said Romy McCahill.
“Through being involved with fundraising events, such as the spectacular Gin & Jammies, I have seen how much can be achieved by like-minded people getting together.
“Everyone who attended had the best time ever and in the process raised over £30,000! There is nothing to stop us all having our own Gin & Jammies at Home party. Just think of the great fun to be had and, at the same time, the money we can raise.
“As Shania Twain would say, 'Let's go girls!'"
A Gin & Jammies at Home fundraising pack is available from the hospice’s website at www.princeandprincessofwaleshospice.org.uk/event-article/gin-and-jammies/gin
It includes everything you need to organise a party at home, from gin cocktail recipes, posters and bunting to stylish invitations and fundraising ideas.
Everyone having a Gin & Jammies at Home party to raise money for Glasgow’s Hospice is being asked to share their party photos on social media and tag in the hospice – the best photo wins a ticket to next year’s event.
“The idea came from a conversation with some friends, what could be better than a night in with the girls, wearing your jammies, with a glass of gin?” says Rhona Baillie, chief executive of The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice. The fundraising initiative is designed to help fund the hospice’s young people’s services.
“The event at the Grand Central Hotel was a huge success and raised more than £30,000 for the hospice’s Brick by Brick Appeal to build a new home for the hospice in Bellahouston Park.
“We only have £750,000 to raise to reach our £21million target and we’re hoping Gin & Jammies will take us closer to the finishing line.”
To get in the mood for Gin & Jammies at Home, watch Rhona’s own house party here:
Glasgow’s Hospice provides palliative care to 1200 new patients and families every year and is moving to a new purpose-built site in Bellahouston Park this summer, on land gifted by Glasgow City Council.
The hospice’s £21million Brick by Brick Appeal to build a new home in Bellahouston Park still has £750,000 to raise to reach its target. Make a donation to Kit it Out, the final phase of the Brick by Brick Appeal, online at www.ppwh.org.uk/donate or make a smaller donation of £5 by texting KitItOut to 70660.