The fantastic support we have received on the path to building Glasgow's new hospice stretches far and wide.
In support of the £21million Brick by Brick Appeal, we are delighted to have been able to reach out and establish two additional support committees from further afield, and we are very fortunate and grateful to be working with these groups in London and New York.
Building on the success of the London fundraising group, initially set up to raise a target of £250,000, since doubled to £500,000, we have identified an additional passionate group of individuals in New York City who have come together to help raise funds in support of Glasgow’s Hospice.
We are now planning a fundraising event with the support of this group in NYC in May 2017.
This fundraising initiative is designed to engage companies to support the costs of the atrium in our new facility, located on a 7.4 acre site in Bellahouston Park, which was gifted to the hospice by Glasgow City Council.
The atrium will offer visitors a welcoming and comfortable yet practical environment designed to create a sense of home for patients and their families.
Companies can choose how they wish to raise the £10,000, with many taking the opportunity to engage staff and customers whilst addressing their corporate social responsibility policy. Some companies have reached their target by matching the total amount their staff raised adding even more to their final fundraising totals. Several of our partnership companies have been so successful with their fundraising that they have already exceeded their £10,000 target, and are continuing to fundraise for us.
Others have helped enormously by introducing us to potential new 50/10 Club members.
The new hospice will not only allow us to enhance our current services but will also enable us to extend our care to young people aged from 16 years.
In addition to our Brick by Brick Appeal for the new hospice, we continue to fundraise for the £3.1m we need each year to keep our hospice doors open to the people of Glasgow.
All of our patients are treated free of charge, regardless of their financial circumstances, and while there is great support from the Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board, which currently provides £1.9m a year, we need to generate the remaining funds from voluntary donations so that we can deliver our services and care programmes.
Thank you for your continued support.
For more information contact capital appeal fundraiser Brenda Rankin on firstname.lastname@example.org and 0141 429 5599.
A group of eight women formed the Spa Bathroom Ladies’ Committee to raise the funds needed to pay for a spa bathroom at the new hospice.
From a vintage tea party and afternoon teas to an opera evening, shopping events and taking part in a Tough Mudder challenge, they have worked hard to support the hospice.
They have now smashed through their target goal: a fantastic fundraising achievement.
Meanwhile, the Bellahouston Belles are raising the money needed for a sensory room within the new hospice, which will offer a soothing and stimulating environment using lighting effects, colour, sound and scent.
Cheese and wine tasting events are helping them reach their fundraising target.
A new space being created in the hospice at Bellahouston Park is the sanctuary.
Members of different faiths came together to discuss what they needed in the space and it has been designed to cater for people of all faiths or of none.
All faiths in the city were asked if they could support the creation of the sanctuary and we are delighted to say that this support has been, and continues to be, forthcoming.
It is wonderful to know that people of all faiths are working together to help create this new space.
Thanks to all our marvellous supporters for their continued backing and belief in our dream of a new hospice for the people of Glasgow.