Borders business women presented The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice in Glasgow with a cheque for £3,400 which was raised at the British Blind and Shutter Association’s (BBSA) annual dinner.
The fundraising event was organised by current BBSA president Mike Falla, his wife Viv and daughter-in-law Jodie, who live in Eddleston.
Morag Cunningham, director of fundraising and communications for the hospice spoke at the event and said:“We’re very grateful to the BBSA for nominating us as beneficiaries of its annual ball and delighted that the night was such a success.
“Reaching this outstanding fundraising total for the hospice is both testament to the generosity of the guests and the importance of the services that the hospice provides to its patients and families.”
The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice, situated on the river Clyde in Glasgow, exists to help patients with life-limiting and terminal illness achieve the best quality of life possible in whatever time remains for them. This is done by providing clinical, emotional, social and spiritual care and support for patients, their families, children and carers. All care is free of charge. Annual running costs for the hospice will reach £4 million this year of which £2.6 million must come from fundraising and voluntary donations.
Organiser Viv Falla, added: “We’re delighted to support this very worthy charity which is close to all of our hearts.”