£400,000 Needed to Hit Project Build Appeal Target

7th September 2016

Highland Hospice is celebrating a successful summer of fundraising with its Project Build Appeal hitting the £4.1 million mark.

The Hospice’s brand new Inpatient Unit is set to open its doors to patients in November, leaving a final two months of Project Build Appeal which needs £400,000 to achieve its £4.5 million target. The charity is calling on its supporters to get behind the Appeal throughout September and October, to help ensure that the new building is built, furnished and equipped to the level of quality its patients and their loved ones deserve.

Highland Hospice’s Chairman Norman Macdonald said, “The Hospice is so grateful to have received such an extraordinary level of support from the public over the past three years. We are delighted to have raised £4.1 million for this fantastic new facility, and this is testament to the kindness and generosity of all the communities in the Highlands. With just over two months left of Project Build Appeal I would urge anyone who is able, to get behind us and help us to reach our final target.”

Contributing to the summer’s success was a letter with donation form sent by the Hospice to all Highland households in July.  This generated a fantastic response, and there is still time to donate either by returning this form or by visiting www.highlandhospice.org .  The Hospice also issued Brick-by-Brick home money boxes last year, and is reminding supporters to return them by October before the Appeal ends.

Many local businesses and organisations have been working with Highland Hospice in order to boost the Appeal in its final months. Coming up are several opportunities to show support including entering a car raffle run by MacGregor Industrial Supplies; jumping off a crane in ‘Bungee Ness’ which Tesco Inverness are running at Bogbain Farm on 17th September; participating in the Kingsmills Hotel Golf Day and Dinner on 30th September; sponsoring one of the contestants in the brand new Ness Factor singing competition; or attending the ICTFC and Ross County led Allie MacKenzie Memorial Dinner at the Kingsmills Hotel on 29th October 2016.

Highland Hospice’s Head of Fundraising Andrew Leaver said, “Although we are close to completing the building of our Inpatient Unit we still need funds to ensure the interior provides a truly relaxing and therapeutic environment. Our Project Build Appeal will continue right up until the new Hospice opens, so please take this last chance to make a donation or attend one of our Appeal events in September or October.”

“Every donation we receive will really make a difference to the hospice care we can deliver in the future.”

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