Help for hospice

THE fifth local charitable organisation to benefit from Pacific Building’s 10th birthday year generosity popped into the company’s office to pick up a cheque for £500 on Wednesday, March 18, 2015.

Louise Strachan, the funding administrator at St Vincent’s Hospice – which offers care for all those in Renfrewshire and surrounding areas who are affected by life-limiting illness – was delighted to receive the donation from Pacific Managing Director Brian Gallacher.

She said: “We are so grateful to receive this donation from Pacific, and it will be used to help pay for a shelter in a new sensory garden we are constructing on the site of the hospice.

“We rely on donations of all sizes from people and organisations of all sizes, so the fact Pacific have chosen us as one of their nominated charities for their anniversary year gives us enormous pleasure.

“Every penny we receive goes towards making the lives of those with life-limiting conditions – and their families – as rich and rewarding as possible.”

Brian added: “We are only too happy to show our social conscience in this significant year for us, and to help such a well known charity as St Vincent’s Hospice is an honour.”

St Vincent’s, which is situated in Howwood, Renfrewshire, depends on the generosity of the community to enable them to provide care. even with just eight beds, it costs £5000 per day to provide services to those in need of end-of-life care.

Donations have already been made to date to mark Pacific’s 10th anniversary year to:

  • ROAR (Reaching Older Adults in Renfrewshire)
  • RAMH (Reaching Across Mental Health)
  • Funding Neuro
  • Renfrewshire Carers Centre
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