Strathcarron Hospice has received a £380 boost thanks to staff and customers at a Specsavers Stirling.

Festive activities

The store held a raffle to win a bumper hamper filled with delicious food and drink, £125 Specsavers voucher as well as vouchers from Bennetts Butchers and 1314 Inn. They also sold Strathcarron Hospice Christmas cards, with a total of £151.50 raised.

The money raised was presented to Claire Macdonald, business development fundraiser at Strathcarron Hospice, by store director

Susanne Akil. Susanne Akil said: ‘Supporting Strathcarron Hospice annually is very important to us, and we were thrilled to be able to raise our total of £380 between the sale of Christmas cards and raffle tickets to help with its vital work

‘The hospice relies heavily on the support of the local communities and I am very proud of the staff and our kind customers for helping us raise a significant amount this year.’

Continued support

Claire Macdonald, added: ‘We are incredibly grateful to Specsavers Stirling for their continued support of Strathcarron Hospice.

‘In 2018, the team raised over £3,575 for the hospice which has enabled us to carry out the vital roof repairs and continue to provide expert end of life care to local people living with a terminal illness. ‘We simply wouldn’t exist were it not for the continued support of our local community and the team at Specsavers Stirling play a vital role in this. Thank you to all involved.’

The store is a longstanding supporter of Strathcarron Hospice and last year it hosted different fundraisers throughout the year to raise vital funds, whilst promoting awareness of the work the hospice carries out. This work includes special palliative care services, as well as home visits across Forth Valley, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth.

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