A Johnstone based hospice providing care to local people with terminal illnesses received a welcome fundraising boost by a leading Scottish housebuilder.
Persimmon Homes West Scotland selected St Vincent’s in Howwood as its latest ‘Community Champions’ awarding the hospice £500 to support its annual fundraising event.
The forthcoming ‘Strictly Come Prancing’ event is due to take place on 18th March at the Normandy Hotel and is a vital source of fundraising each year for St Vincent’s.
Relying heavily upon public funding donations, such as Persimmon’s, St Vincent’s has to raise almost £1 million each year to continue to deliver much-needed palliative and end of life care that touches the lives of over 500 local people each month.
The team of dedicated specialist staff support and offer guidance to patients in the 8 bed facility, day hospice, and in people’s own homes.
Lesley Miller, fundraising manager at St Vincent’s Hospice, said: “We are over the moon to receive Persimmon’s donation. The money will help us to deliver this wonderful fundraising event later this month. We couldn’t do this without the support of the local community and donations.
“We would like to send huge thanks to everyone at Persimmon Homes for choosing us as their Community Champions.”
Persimmon Homes Community Champions is a national program which aims to provide financial support to deserving organisations across the region by allowing charities and community groups to apply for funding.
Doug Law, managing director at Persimmon Homes West Scotland, said: “Our Community Champions initiative is a great way for us to support good causes in the towns and cities where we are working.
“St Vincent’s Hospice provides an outstanding service and we are honoured to support such a worthwhile cause.”
Persimmon Homes West Scotland is currently building a range of new homes across at Scholars Green in Johnstone that is due to launch soon. To register interest in the forthcoming new homes or apply for Community Champions funding visit www.persimmonhomes.com