Lynn Bakst, a Scot who now lives in Manhattan, is a member of our New York fundraising committee, and saw first-hand the gold standard of palliative care given by the hospice when her father Pat Bradley was a patient in 2015.
The Rutherglen-born art director, who moved to the US 18 years ago, is hosting a fundraising gala at the Leob Boathouse in Central Park, New York in memory of Pat to raise money for The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice’s Brick by Brick Appeal to build a new healthcare facility in Bellahouston Park, Glasgow.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for the Scots community abroad to come together with people from Glasgow to help build the new hospice. I know Dad will be there with us in spirit,” she says.
“The palliative care at the hospice was outstanding, and my mum, brother and I benefited from their amazing support. The hospice made it possible for my dad to live those last days surrounded by his family and we will be forever grateful for that.
“Everyone was so supportive and understanding, they really made it possible for us just to focus on the time we had with him.
“The creation of the new hospice means the care can be taken to an extraordinary new level and we know first-hand how much of a difference this will make to patients and their families.”
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