East Kilbride receives cash boost from us
21 July 2021
An East Kilbride hospice providing care for people with life limiting illnesses has been named a Community Champion by us
Kilbryde Hospice in South Lanarkshire has successfully secured a donation of £1,000 from West Scotland as part of their Community Champions scheme set up to support charities and local causes in the community where they build.
The 12-bed hospice provides specialist palliative care to patients with life limiting progressive illnesses as well as support for their families and carers.
Offering their service free of charge and to those over the age of 18, the hospice aims to provide a better way of life to those with palliative needs.
Relying mainly on public funding, Kilbryde Hospice run several fundraising events throughout the year as well as also taking on challenges of their own. However, due to COVID-19, this year’s fundraising has been difficult.
Erin Sandilands from Kilbryde Hospice said: “We are so grateful for the kind donation from Persimmon Homes West Scotland. With this, we will hopefully be able to allow more people the opportunity to engage in and enjoy the services that we offer here at Kilbryde.”
The hospice offers a whole range of services from day services and care at home to spiritual care and music therapy.
Chris Logan, managing director of West Scotland said: “Kilbryde Hospice work hard to improve the quality of life for many patients with palliative care needs and we are proud to help such a worthwhile cause.
“Supporting people and communities in the towns and cities where we are building is an important aspect of our work and we urge people to apply for our funding.”
Community Champions is a national program allowing charities and good causes to apply for funding up to £1,000 on top of money already raised individually by the group.
West Scotland is currently building new homes at developments across South Lanarkshire including Castle Gardens, Cambuslang, Braidwood Manor, Carluke (show home opening in July), The Grange, Larkhall, Clyde Valley Way, Law and Avon Water Walk in Stonehouse.
To find out more information, or to apply for funding, visit www.persimmonhomes.com/charity