Lookers supports the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice's fundraising campaign to raise £21m for a new facility for the charity.
The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice provides compassionate care for patients with a progressive, life-limiting illness and support for those who care for them. As a registered charity the hospice raises funds to provide free care.
Since the 1980s, the hospice has been located next to the River Clyde in Glasgow city centre, however the building in Carlton Place no longer meets the requirements of a modern hospice and the needs of patients and their families.
The new home for Glasgow’s Hospice will bring 21st-century palliative care to the city, providing support to patients and families at the most difficult time in their lives. The new surroundings will also mean the hospice can care for young people from 15 years of age.
The hospice still needs to raise £2.8m to reach its £21m target. The hospice hopes to do this with the help of its ‘Brick by Brick’ Appeal which is being supported by Lookers and will see those donating entered into a prize draw to win a fantastic Dacia Sandero 1.2, with a list price of £7,290 courtesy of the national motor retailer. Those wanting to support the appeal can Text BRICK to 70660 to donate £5 or log on to www.ppwh.org.uk/donate. The closing rate to enter the prize draw is March 1, 2017.
“We are delighted to have come this far –we couldn’t have done it without the incredible support of the people of Glasgow,” said hospice CEO Rhona Baillie.
“We still have to raise £2.8m and that’s why we are asking everyone to stick with us and find the money to build our new home.
“When we move we will be able to offer the privacy, choice and compassionate care that everyone with a life-limiting illness should have.
“I am delighted that Lookers are helping us once again to raise these much needed funds.”
Every year the Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice cares for more than 1,200 patients and families, providing comfort and peace of mind.
It is only because of the generosity of supporters that the hospice keeps its doors open, with fundraising of £3.1m every year to offer a gold standard of care.
Andy Bruce, CEO at Lookers, commented, “It is hard to find the words to describe the wonderful work the team at the hospice do on a daily basis. We are proud and humbled to help the charity in some small way.”