Make 2021 the year Glasgow goes Gold
Go Run it…Go Swim it…Go Smash it… Go Gold for Glasgow’s Hospice
The O’Neill family from Glasgow decided to don their running shoes and put their best feet forward to raise money for The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice during the month of May, as part of the Go Gold for Glasgow’s Hospice campaign.
Siblings Chris (33), Sarah (31), Aileen (27) and Nicola (22) all took part in the challenge which saw them running 5K a day throughout May in memory of their mum Anna.
The family was determined to raise as much money as possible as their mother had been a huge supporter of the hospice. Nicola said: “Our mum was a generous, loving and glamorous woman and we wanted to honour her memory by raising funds for the wonderful hospice and the care they provide.”
Aileen and Nicola together with their Dad, Ken who is their number one cheerleader, visited the hospice to present their incredible fundraising total of £7,464. The family were also the first people to receive hospice ‘Go Gold’ medals.
The campaign is encouraging people of all ages and abilities to take on a challenge and help raise vital funds for Glasgow’s Hospice. The hospice provides compassionate care to 1200 people and their families each year.
Rhona Baillie, Chief Executive of The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice said: “Well done to Chris, Sarah, Aileen and Nicola for taking on such a challenging fundraiser. We are so grateful to them for fundraising for the hospice. As a charity, we rely on our supporters raising money so we can keep on providing gold standard care for the people of Glasgow.”
People can find out more by visiting the campaign’s website www.Go-Gold.org.uk for ideas on challenges and get inspiration from other people’s fundraising activities.