City Legacy donates to Glasgow Hospice
City Legacy, the consortium responsible for the delivery of the Commonwealth Games Athletes’ Village, has donated a further £30,000 to the Brick by Brick appeal, a fundraising initiative for Glasgow’s Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice.
Last year, City Legacy pledged to donate £300 to the appeal for each of the 300 homes sold at the Village. Two donations of £30,000 have already been made to the hospice and with the development now sold out, a final £30,000 donation has been made.
Each year, the Prince and Princess of Wales hospice provides specialist care for more than 1200 patients with a progressive, life-limiting illness. However the building in Carlton Place in the city centre, which is made up of four townhouses, no longer meets the requirements or the vision for future care of patients and their families. The Brick by Brick appeal is raising the £21 million needed to build a new, purpose-built facility in Bellahouston Park. Foundations will be laid in the summer with patients expected to move in during 2018.
City Legacy is made up of CCG, Crudens, WH Malcolm and Mactaggart & Mickel.
Calum Murray, director of CCG, said: “The Village is such an important part of the regeneration of Glasgow that we wanted to give something back. Homes at the Village have sold out much quicker than we originally anticipated. Not only is this wonderful news for the East End of Glasgow, it has the added bonus of allowing us to present this third donation and reach our target of £90,000 much earlier than expected.
“So many Glaswegians will know someone who has received first-class, end of life care at the hospice so we are pleased to support this appeal to build a new hospice which will ensure patients are cared for in a modern, attractive facility with an increased capacity.”
City Legacy presented the donation to hospice chief executive Rhona Baillie who added: “Support over the years for the hospice from the City Legacy team has been fantastic. This donation, added to the £60,000 already made to the hospice, takes us one step closer to our target and will make a lasting contribution to our future.
“We are absolutely delighted to receive this money and extremely grateful to City Legacy for their generosity.”