The new facility will allow the hospice to provide care to the people living in and around greater Glasgow for generations to come. SNC-Lavalin acquired WS Atkins plc on July 3, 2017.
Taking part in the hospice’s 50/10 fundraising challenge, which saw 50 companies committing to raising £10,000 each, Faithful+Gould organised and participated in events such as The Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice’s ‘It’s a Knockout’ event, the Glasgow half marathon, ‘The Santa Dash’ and climbing up Ben Nevis to hit their target. The team of willing participants included family members and raised a remarkable £10,396.67.
Jennifer Easson, capital appeal fundraiser at The Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice, said: “A huge thank you to the staff at SNC-Lavalin’s Faithful+Gould business for their fundraising efforts. It’s a fantastic achievement and brings us one step closer to reaching our target.”
Drew Russell, senior quantity surveyor, commented: “As a responsible, community-minded global citizen, SNC-Lavalin‘s Atkins business are proud to have supported the hospice’s initiatives in recent years and encourage staff to participate with local charities that help build caring communities. It has been extremely fulfilling to contribute towards a worthy project within our local area and acknowledge the amazing work that the hospice do for the people of Glasgow and the surrounding areas.
I would like to extend a sincere and heartfelt thanks to the fantastic efforts of the office employees who took part, and the generosity of our friends, family and colleagues who donated to this worthy cause.”
The 50/10 fundraising challenge is one of many events held by the hospice and is part of their ‘Brick by Brick Appeal’, which aims to raise the £21million required to build a new, state-of-the-art palliative care facility in Glasgow. It is the biggest capital appeal of any hospice in the country and has less than £1million left to raise to reach its target.
Glasgow’s Hospice provides free person-centred and family-focused palliative care and support to 1,200 new patients and families every year. Its new home in Glasgow’s Bellahouston Park will provide a major step forward in the provision of palliative care services, providing the flexibility to develop and improve services and lower its age limit to 16-year-old patients.
To find out more about the hospice, please visit www.ppwh.org.uk.