ST Andrew’s Hospice received a belated Christmas present in the form of a £10,000 cheque from Lanarkshire Noel Charity.
The money was raised at the charity’s annual Christmas lunch fundraiser in East Kilbride which was supported by Holiday Inn operator Chardon Leisure. In addition, 2011 saw the first involvement of the Sovereign Order of St John, Knights Hospitaller, who helped boost proceedings.
Lanarkshire Noel Charity chairwoman May Storrie said: “I’m very conscious of the difficult economic circumstances for Lanarkshire businesses at the moment and to be able to present this cheque to St Andrew’s Hospice is a great reflection on the people involved.”
The hospice also received £75,000 from J Chandler & Co (Buckfast) Ltd, manufacturers of Buckfast Tonic Wine, bringing the amount the company has donated to the charity to over £1.3 million.
Hospice chief executive Geoff Sage said: “This generous donation from Buckfast will be used to help provide vital care services to patients from the Lanarkshire communities who are receiving end of life care.”