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On Monday, June 5th our GlasgowLiving fundraising team – called ‘GlasgowGiving’ – will be undertaking a sponsored walk of the West Highland Way (96 miles) in order to raise money for Glasgow’s Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice’s Brick by Brick Appeal.
Personally, this is our biggest challenge to date, for a cause that is very close to our hearts!
We will be contributing our donations as part of Team Cy-Run to add to their remarkable ongoing fundraising challenge.
So far, these guys have amassed an unbelievable £112,000 and we’re hoping to help them reach their target of £125,000!
So far, we’ve secured sponsorship and support from some of our city’s nearest and dearest – including Arnold Clark, Sub Club, Wunderground, Ibiza Digital Media, Studio Native, Lisa Donati, Mearns Builders, HSR, The Swan, SPS & Mini Grill +++.
For this campaign – in association with our sister company, Ibiza Club News – our online awareness and fundraising campaign is likely to reach out to an engaged audience of over 22 million!
The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice, who provide free palliative care to the people of Glasgow in their hour of need, has outgrown its much-loved home at Carlton Place. Our fundraising is going towards the building of their new hospice in Bellahouston Park, The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice Brick by Brick Appeal was started to raise the £21million required for the build.
Heather Manson, director of fundraising at The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice, said: “The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice is absolutely delighted to have the support of GlasgowLiving.
“It’s a fantastic challenge and the money raised will boost our Brick by Brick Appeal.
“We have £21million to raise and are now at £19.6m, so every penny that helps us get closer to that target is much appreciated.
“Moving to our new home in Glasgow’s Bellahouston Park will enable us to continue to provide a gold standard of free palliative care but in a 21st-century setting.
“Every patient will have their own private room with access to outdoor space and by extending our services we can care for young people aged from 16 years for the first time.”
We hope you find this newsworthy and help us spread the word on what is a big deal for everyone here at GlasgowLiving and The P&P Hospice!
Notes for editors:
Just giving link here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/GlasgowGiving2017
Web-ready Images of the team launching the event today at Glasgow Green are available.
About The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice:
The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice, situated on the River Clyde in Glasgow, exists to help patients with life-limiting illnesses achieve the best quality of life possible for the precious time they have remaining. This is made possible by providing clinical, emotional, social and spiritual care and support for patients, their families, children and carers. All care is free of charge and annual running costs for the hospice will reach £4.9 million this year, of which £3 million must come from fundraising and voluntary donations.
We are running The Brick by Brick Appeal to build a new hospice. In our new home, the people of Glasgow will benefit from our excellent care at the most difficult time of their lives. In Bellahouston Park, the hospice will be purpose built for our patients and families, meaning we will have space to enhance our current services and develop new ones with the total focus being on them. The age limit of those who can access our services will be lowered to 15. We will be able to offer the privacy, choice and control that all with life-limiting illnesses should have.
The West Highland Way event will run as follows:
- Start date of Monday 5thJune leaving from the GlasgowLiving office at Glasgow Green. Officially, the 154Km (96miles) route starts at Milngavie, passes through Mugdock Country Park, follows the shores of Loch Lomond, passing Ben Lomond, through Glen Falloch and Strathfillan, crossing Rannoch Moor, past Buachaille Etive Mor to the head of Glencoe, climbing the Devil’s Staircase, descending to the Loch Leven before entering Lairigmor and Glen Nevis and finishes at Gordon Square in Fort William.
- There will be at least eight core participants including Ibiza Club News and GlasgowLiving’s directors and editor, Wunderground, with some of our trusted team members and sponsors.
- Mass participation through the event being opened up to the public allowing them to participate in a leg of the journey. Feel free to join us!
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