The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice is celebrating ScottishPower Foundation’s spark of enthusiasm for fundraising.
The £21million Brick by Brick Appeal, the project to build a new hospice in the city’s Bellahouston Park, has now received a donation of £100,000 from the Foundation. This adds up to a phenomenal £150,000 in total donated by the organisation.
Ann McKechin, ScottishPower Foundation trustee and executive officer, visited the site of the new building with hospice chief executive Rhona Baillie and director of fundraising Heather Manson. The funds donated by the ScottishPower Foundation will fund three complementary therapy suites in the new hospice.
“This is a wonderful donation, which means we can now provide complementary therapy treatments in three rooms in the new hospice,” says Heather.
“Treatments for patients and carers are so important - gentle and relaxing, they help to ease tension. These fantastic facilities will be able to help so many people.”
Work started on the build last September and is now more than halfway complete.
When patients move in spring 2018 it will provide state-of-the-art facilities for palliative care. The aim is to bring 21st-century hospice care to the people of Glasgow, a major step forward in the provision of palliative care, providing the flexibility to develop and improve services, and lower the hospice’s age limit to include 16-year-old patients and their families.
“Knowing that the funds from the Foundation will support patients receiving such personal care and attention aligns so well to our values of making a real impact in local communities. The progress that has been made in bringing the vision of a new hospice for Glasgow a reality is truly exceptional,” said Ann.
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.