THE second hospice to benefit from Pacific Building’s generosity visited the company’s HQ in Hillington Park on Wednesday, April 18, 2015, to pick up a cheque for £500.
Kenneth Mathie, fund-raising manager at the Accord Hospice in Paisley, was delighted to receive the money, which he will use to purchase a “wish list” item to help add dignity, care or some needed practicality to the lives of those with life-limiting conditions.
He told Pacific Managing Director Brian Gallacher: “This is a fantastic donation from a company that clearly cares about the community in which it is situated.
“We are always grateful to receive donations of types from various organisations, but when the donor is local, it just makes it that little bit more special.
“Everyone at the Accord Hospice wishes Pacific well in its 10th anniversary year – and we can’t wait till the end-of-year party you’re hosting.”
“Since 1982, Accord Hospice has grown and developed so that today the range of specialist palliative care and support offered within the hospice and the community is of a very high standard.
“Listening to the needs of our patients, their carers and other healthcare professionals has ensured that the hospice’s highly trained and experienced multi-disciplinary team of staff and volunteers deliver high quality medical and nursing care.
“None of this is possible without the ongoing financial support of indivduals, local groups and businesses. Their trust in our work is never taken for granted and is greatly valued.”
The local health authority provides some funding but more than £1,600,000 will be required to be raised by Accord Hospice this year.