Hospice celebrates support for renovation
£30,000 Asda grant
St Andrew’s Hospice has received £30,000 towards its major refurbishment from the Asda Foundation.
The donation has funded the kit-out of one of the new threebedded rooms at the renovated hospice, which includes ensuite facilities, integrated hoists and medical equipment and direct garden access for patients.
Hospice staff welcomed Asda Hamilton’s community champion, Kimberley Keys, to their Henderson Street base to see how the funds are being spent.
Asda Foundation manager Emily Harrison said: “We aim to support projects that are making a real difference in the communities we serve – the work the hospice has done is remarkable, and we’re proud to support this vital service.
“Everyone who lives and works in Lanarkshire knows someone who has been supported by the hospice in some way, so knowing the money is being used to prolong and improve the service it provides makes all our efforts worthwhile.”
Hospice trust fundraising officer Lorna McCafferty said: “On behalf of our patients, families and staff, I’d like to thank the Asda Foundation for their very generous donation.”
It forms part of the hospice’s £9 million capital fundraising appeal for the complete refurbishment of the hospice, completed in April.
St Andrew’s now has 21 single rooms and three multi-occupant wards, plus upgraded public spaces and completely revamped plumbing and heating systems.
Kimberley Keys is seen handing the cheque to capital appeal chair Gilbert Cox and members of staff.
Meanwhile, the supermarket’s Coatbridge branch is raising funds for Breast Cancer Care and Breast Cancer Now as part of its Tickled Pink campaign.
October’s activities include a pink non-uniform day, cake sales and a tombola to mark the current Breast Cancer Awareness month.
Gratefully received Hospice staff and capital appeal representatives with Kimberley Keys of Asda