Hospice aid on hol­i­day Ge­orge raises £800 on climb

Hamilton Advertiser - - ALL ABOUT LANARKSHIRE - Robert Mitchell

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

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