Glasgow's Hospice raises a glass to Gin & Jammies


Glasgow's Hospice raises a glass to Gin & Jammies

Nearly 300 women wore their pjs and raised a glass in support of The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice at the charity’s first ever Gin & Jammies event at the Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow.

Entertainer Edward Reid and Miss Scotland Romy McCahill joined the fun and games with gin-themed cocktails and gin and tonic cupcakes at the afternoon event, sponsored by Speirs Gumley.

As well as some retail therapy, there was a pyjama-themed catwalk show featuring Romy and competitions for the best pjs of the day and the best selfies shared on social media on the way to the event.

“We have had the most fantastic day, everyone has taken the theme of the event to their hearts and turned up wearing fabulous jammies,” said Rhona Baillie, chief executive of The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice, who hosted the ladies lunch.

“We still have £750,000 to raise to reach the £21million target of the Brick by Brick Appeal to build a new home for Glasgow’s Hospice. I came up with the idea for Gin & Jammies because I wanted Scottish women to come together to help take us one step closer to reaching that figure.

“I’d like to thanks everyone for making Gin & Jammies such an amazing an truly memorable event. Please stay with us on our journey to build a new hospice – we’re nearly there!”

Glasgow’s Hospice provides specialist care to patients and families dealing with life-limiting illnesses. Patients are expected to move to the new state-of-the-art hospice that will bring the very highest standards of palliative care to the people of Glasgow in the summer.

The seven and a half acre site in the city’s Bellahouton Park was gifted by Glasgow City Council and includes extensive garden grounds as well as 16 patient bedrooms, including rooms for young adult patients aged from 16.

Make a donation to Raise the Roof, the latest phase of the hospice’s Brick by Brick Appeal, online here or make a smaller donation of £5 by texting ROOF to 70660.