Follow in the footsteps of Prince Charles

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PEOPLE in East Dunbartonshire are being urged to follow in the footsteps of HRH Prince of Wales . . . by visiting their local hospice.

The Marie Curie Hospice in Springburn is inviting community groups and clubs to visit the newly-opened building.

Volunteer tour co-ordinator Brian Smith, is asking members of the public, particularly those affiliated with community groups or clubs, to make a date with him to see the fabulous new hospice, which is reputed to be the most modern in Europe.

Fundraising manager Karen Milne said: “We know that many people are apprehensive about visiting the hospice, however, we’re keen to show people that it’s a very modern and caring environment.

“Our new building reflects the 21st century care that we provide to local people and their families, totally free of charge.”

Prince Charles, patron of Marie Curie Cancer Care, recently opened the Springburn hospice following a public appeal for £16.1m.

He chatted to patients and staff, and talked about how impressed he was with the achievements of the local community.

To make an appointment for a tour with Brian e-mail or call 0141 557 7575.

Marie Curie Cancer Care is one of the UK’s largest charities. Around 70 per cent of the charity’s income comes from the generous support of thousands of individuals, membership organisations and businesses, with the balance coming from the NHS.

Every £20 raised provides an hour of Marie Curie Nursing care for someone free.