Monday, 02 November 2021 09:18

City Legacy donates £60,000 to Glasgow hospice

Allan Callaghan, Rhona Baillie, Carole Smillie, Ed Monaghan, Calum Murray and Martin Kiely.

The developers of The Athletes’ Village, City Legacy Homes, has donated £60,000 to the Brick by Brick Appeal, which is raising funds for a new purpose-built facility at Glasgow’s Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice.

Earlier this year, the company pledged to donate £300 for each of the 300 homes sold at The Village, adding up to a grand total of £90,000. As homes are selling faster than expected, a cheque for the first £60,000 was presented by City Legacy’s equity partners to the hospice’s chief executive, Rhona Baillie, and ambassador for the hospice, Carol Smillie.

The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice provides specialist care for around 1,200 terminally ill people in Glasgow, but is operating at full capacity. As there is no room to expand, enhance its services, or meet growing demand, it launched the Brick by Brick Appeal in September 2012.

The appeal aims to raise £15million of the £21million needed to build a new, modern hospice fit for the 21st century in Bellahouston Park. It is hoped the facility will be ready within the next three or four years.

Calum Murray, director of CCG and part of the City Legacy consortium, said: “We are delighted to be able to present this substantial donation to The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice. We felt it was important that City Legacy gave something back to the people of Glasgow by contributing to a charity which directly makes a huge difference for hundreds of Glasgow families every single day, and PPWH certainly does that.

“Homes at The Village are selling faster than we could ever have imagined, with sell-out expected by Christmas, so we hope to be able to present a further £30,000 to this wonderful cause in the very near future.”

Rhona Baillie, chief executive of the Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice, added: “City Legacy has been a fantastic supporter and we are very grateful to them. This is a significant donation which will help our team to provide quality care to the people of Glasgow for generations to come. The new hospice will be purpose-built to give our patients and families privacy, compassion and the very best end-of-life care.”

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