Hospice aid on holiday George raises £800 on climb
A thoughtful Eddlewood Bowling Club member raised some money for charity while he was on holiday.
George Kenny turned his break in Wales into a fundraiser by raising £800 for St Andrew’s Hospice.
On his third visit to Llandudno, he decided to climb the Great Orme mountain and collect money from fellow bowlers, friends, relatives and workmates.
Amazingly within a week George had pledges totalling almost £760, so he and his wife Sadie decided to make it up to £800.
George is pictured here with May Kilpatrick handing over his cheque for £800 to St Andrew’s Hospice.
For 30 years St Andrew’s Hospice has been a haven to the people of North and South Lanarkshire with a lifelimiting illness.
Although based in Airdrie, it serves the whole of Lanarkshire and the building now requires a £9 million refurbishment.
The upgraded building will enable them to increase the number of single bedded rooms that they have at present, which will allow them to ensure more privacy for patients and their loved ones.
St Andrew’s have to raise over £65,000 each week to provide specialist care services to patients from across Lanarkshire with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses. Visit www.standrews hospicefundraising.com.
Next year George hopes to walk the West Highland Way for the hospice.
Bowled over George hands the cheque to May Kilpatrick