City Legacy, the developers of the Commonwealth Games Athletes’ Village, have presented a cheque for £30,000 to the Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice Brick by Brick Appeal.
In 2015, City Legacy – a consortium of four Glasgow-based companies CCG, Cruden, WH Malcolm and Mactaggart & Mickel – 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 as the homes were quickly snapped up, and with The Village now completely sold out, this third £30,000 donation takes the grand total to a fantastic £90,000.
The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice currently provides specialist care every year for more than 1,200 patients with a progressive, life-limiting illness from its home in the city centre.
However, the building, in four townhouses, no longer meets the requirements or vision for the future care of patients and their families.
The hospice’s Brick by Brick Appeal is raising the £21million needed to build a new, purpose-built facility in the city’s Bellahouston Park.
The foundations go down this summer and patients are expected to move in 2018. The aim is to bring 21st-century hospice care to the people of Glasgow, a major step forward in the provision of palliative care services, providing the flexibility to develop and improve services.
Calum Murray, director of CCG and part of the City Legacy consortium, 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 had 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. We are very pleased to support this appeal to build a new hospice, which will ensure that patients are cared for in a modern, attractive facility with an increased capacity.”
The donation was presented by City Legacy’s equity partners to the hospice’s chief executive, Rhona Baillie.
She said: “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.”