Television presenter Sarah Heaney joined supporters of The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice to celebrate the charity’s Hospice Annual Ball in the stunning surroundings of Cameron House Hotel on the banks of Loch Lomond.
“I’m a great believer in kindness and paying forward and the foundations of that are in The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice’s Brick by Brick Appeal,” said Sarah.
“Building a new hospice is a fantastic way to offer care to the people who need it in our community now and for years to come. Together, tonight, we’re going to raise the roof on the new hospice.”
The ball has been running for 17 years and raises money to help provide free palliative care to more than 1200 patients and families every year. “We have had a wonderful night and can’t thank our loyal supporters enough for all their help over the years,” said Rhona Baillie, chief executive of The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice.
“Thanks to their generosity we can continue to provide crucial services to those who are living with a life-limiting illness, in a place of their choice.
“That is why such ongoing support is vital as we look to the future and extend our care to many more patients and families who need our help every day.”
The hospice still has £1.3million to raise to reach the £21m total of the Brick by Brick Appeal to build a brand new hospice in Glasgow’s Bellahouston Park. As work progresses on the site, staff and volunteers look forward to welcoming patients to this 21st-century hospice that will provide state-of-the-art palliative care services. The hospice’s new home will offer the flexibility to develop and improve these services for patients and families, and look after young patients aged from 16 years old.
Make a donation to Raise the Roof, the latest phase of the Brick by Brick Appeal, online at
www.ppwh.org.uk/donate or make a smaller donation of £5 by texting ROOF to 70660