Donation boost for Scotland's longest-running arts in palliative care service
24 August 2022
A Glasgow hospice has received a funding boost for its creative art service thanks to a donation from Persimmon West Scotland.
The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice is a registered Scottish charity that looks after the palliative care needs of people living in and around greater Glasgow.
Persimmon’s £1,000 donation will go towards the hospice’s creative art service. Established in 2003, it is Scotland's longest-running arts in palliative care service and ensures that patients, their families and carers have the opportunity to engage in a meaningful activity that can enhance well-being during an anxious and challenging time in their lives.
The service is delivered five days a week by three artists, who are all graduates or postgraduates in Fine Art. They offer group and one-to-one sessions, ensuring the art workshops suit the needs and abilities of everyone involved.
The money has been delivered through Persimmon’s Community Champions scheme, which sees up to £64,000 donated to good causes across the UK every month.
Gillian Sherwood, Director of Clinical Services, The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice, said:
“We’re very grateful to Persimmon for this donation, which will make a real difference to our creative arts service.
“The service supports people to express themselves and develop their creativity. For some people, engaging in a creative experience can be a relaxing and absorbing activity. For others, it presents a positive challenge.
“It’s a chance for patients, their families and carers to engage with a significant and life-enriching activity at a very difficult time and this donation will ensure more people can benefit from the service.”
Chris Logan, Persimmon West Scotland Managing Director, said:
“The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice provides vital support to people at an incredibly challenging time and I’m pleased we’re able to show our support for the work they do with this donation.
“Persimmon’s community champions programme is all about supporting the communities in which we build. The hospice’s creative arts service has clearly had a real impact and I’m delighted the money will be going towards ensuring more people can benefit from it in the future.”