Minibus fund lands £15,000 boost
St Andrew’s Hospice patients will be travelling in comfort for essential appointments after the Airdrie charity received a £15,000 donation from Scotmid Co-Operative.
It will go towards buying a minibus to take patients to outpatient appointments including physiotherapy, complimentary therapy, adult bereavement sessions and children’s drop-in services.
The funding is from the store’s Community Connect programme, which distributes money generated from single-use carrier bags to charities chosen through members’votes.
Hospice trust fundraising officer Lorna McCafferty said:“We’re very grateful to Scotmid and its members for awarding us this funding – it’s an incredible boost.
“It will not only allow us to continue providing specialist palliative care services, making them as person-centred as possible; but we can now also buy a minibus to assist patients to attend our outpatient services.”
Scotmid Co-operative secretary John Dalley said:“This was our second Community Connect awards in Scotmid’s west region; thanks to all our members, who helped to determine the outcome.
“Our purpose is to serve our communities and improve people’s everyday lives, and this goes towards achieving those goals.”