Set yourself a challenge for hospice appeal

Airdrie striker Bryan Prunty with his sons Liam (9) and Adam (4) who are supporting the St Andrew's Hospice Capital Appeal.
Airdrie striker Bryan Prunty with his sons Liam (9) and Adam (4) who are supporting the St Andrew's Hospice Capital Appeal.

As St Andrew’s Day nears businesses are being urged to ‘Go Scottish’ to raise funds for the St Andrew’s Hospice Capital Appeal.

The hospice is aiming to celebrate its 30th anniversary next year by raising £9 million to carry out a major upgrade of its facilities.

Capital Appeal director, Karen McFadyen said: “We need to rebuild, reconfigure and refurbish the hospice to meet the needs of our patients, their carers and their families throughout Lanarkshire and to comply with current legislation.”

Around 50 companies have already signed up for their staff to take part in numerous events running from November 23-30.

Karen said: “During St Andrew’s Week, we aim to get businesses to raise funds for our Capital Appeal.

“It’s an opportunity to have fun and create engagement and widen our reach for the appeal as we can get local, regional and national businesses involved because of the association with St Andrew.”

A number of ideas have been suggested for both companies and staff to raise money for the campaign during St Andrew’s Week including wearing tartan, selling Scottish foods such as shortbread, tablet, and macaroon, and whisky tasting.

Karen said: “During St Andrew’s Week we urge you to take on a challenge either as a business or personally to raise funds for the Capital Appeal.

“The challenge can be anything you are interested in or you think you can get others to support.”

For more information contact the appeals team on 01236 772048 or visit www.standrewshospicefundraising.com.