Strathcarron Hospice – Cumbernauld Branch Charity of the Year 2019

In 2018 we donated over £28,000 to local charities. This was achieved through the generosity of our insurers, our suppliers, our people and our amazing customers! In 2019 we are continue our local fundraising and trying to make as big an impact as possible.

Each of our branches will support a local charity voted for by our customers. This year our Cumbernauld Branch customers voted for Strathcarron Hospice!

The partnership will last for the whole year and include a range of support such as awareness-raising and fundraising in branch, volunteering and donations.

In 2019 we will take part in the following fundraising activities or give donations.

  • Happy Easter – we played the Easter Bunny and dropped off chocolates for the Hospice.

  • The Glasgow Kiltwalk– to fundraise we took part in the Glasgow Kiltwalk, a 25m walk from Glasgow to Balloch on 28th April 19. Our Cumbernauld Branch raised a fantastic total of £1184,99. This includes Sir Tom Hunter’s generous 40% top up on everyone’s fundraising.

  • Charity Abseil – on Sunday 9th June 19, the Cumbernauld Team took part in a charity abseil. Gemma & Kelly abseiled the Falkirk Wheel in order to raise funds for the hospice. The girls raised an incredible £600!

  • Charity Shop– the branch also volunteered to help out in the Hospice’s Cumbernauld Charity Shop on 8th May 19.
  • Feedback – For every customer feedback that our Cumbernauld Branch receives, we will donate £1 to East Park.
  • Renewal Customers – Each of our renewal customers is offered the option to donate 50p to their branch’s charity at renewal. Last year this raised an average of £450!

The Branch’s target for the year is £3000. The money raised will go towards the refurbishment of the summer house which is on the grounds of the hospice.

Why this amazing charity was chosen:

Strathcarron Hospice provide specialist palliative care and expert end of life care for the people of Forth Valley, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth. They care for people with illnesses that cannot be cured including cancer, lung, heart or kidney failure and a range of non-malignant and neurological diseases.

The charity are also actively involved in research and education in palliative care and we promote and influence the delivery of palliative care locally and beyond.

Strathcarron want to help people to live with their illness and make the most of the time they have. They want to understand what is important to them and enable them to achieve their goals. With good symptom control and support they can enable people to think about and talk about the things that matter most, appreciate the significance of their life and help them to make the most of whatever time they have left.