Birthday celebrations lead to generous hospice donation
Strathcarron Hospice has received a donation for more than £620 thanks to staff at the Falkirk opticians.
Milestone anniversary celebrations
Specsavers in Falkirk celebrated its 25th anniversary with a week of events including the chance to win one of ten pairs of designer specs. Staff also held a week-long raffle with the chance to win fantastic prizes including a pair of state-of-the-art Phonak hearing aids worth £2,995, a signed Falkirk FC shirt and Specsavers gift vouchers.
The money raised was presented to Claire Macdonald, business development fundraiser at Strathcarron Hospice, by store director Zander McNaughton.
Claire said: ‘On behalf of everyone at Strathcarron Hospice, I’d like to pass on my thanks and gratitude to the fantastic team at Specsavers in Falkirk and their generous customers
. ‘We rely heavily on the support of our local communities and simply couldn’t do all that we do for patients and their families without their help.’
Zander added: ‘We had a spectacular week celebrating our 25th anniversary with staff and customers. The icing on the cake was being able to donate a great sum to a vital cause on our doorstep.’
Strathcarron Hospice offers specialist palliative care services across Forth Valley and Lanarkshire. The organisation provides home visits as well as a day hospice and short stays for those with serious incurable or terminal illnesses ranging from cancer, heart conditions and neurological diseases.
The hospice is only part-funded by the NHS and needs to raise almost £75,000 every week to continue giving the free care relied upon by so many in the community.