Hospice cel­e­brates sup­port for ren­o­va­tion

£30,000 Asda grant

Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser - - Talking Politics - Ju­dith Ton­ner

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

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