City Building staff raise £7000 for Glasgow hospice
After hosting a range of charity events from bake sales to back waxes, City Building staff have raised £7000 for the Marie Curie Hospice, Glasgow.
The funds which will pay for a day at the hospice were raised by the organisation’s employees as part of City Building’s 10th anniversary celebrations. Staff took part in tombolas, a sponsored football match, dress down days and a sponsored slimming. Some male employees also experienced the joys of their first ever back wax – all for a good cause.
In addition to providing Marie Curie with enough funds to pay for a day of operating, a number of City Building apprentices have volunteered to take part in an ongoing refurbishment project at the hospice.
Marie Curie provides care and support for people living with a terminal illness. Its Glasgow hospice, based in the Springburn area of the city, incorporates a 30-bed in-patient unit and outpatient service. It also offers day services as well as support for families and carers.
Georgina Bushell, Marie Curie partnerships manager said: “A huge thank you to the team at City Building for supporting us. We’re thrilled to be a part of their 10th anniversary celebrations. It’s thanks to generous supporters like City Building that we’re able to offer care and support at our hospice to around 1,400 people living with a terminal illness, and their families, every year.”
“Our people have an excellent track record of fundraising for a range of very deserving causes. We’re extremely proud that their efforts have raised such an impressive sum to support the running of the Marie Curie Hospice, Glasgow,” said Dr Graham Paterson, executive director of City Building LLP.
One of Scotland’s largest construction companies, City Building LLP was established in 2006 from the former building services department of Glasgow City Council to provide a range of repairs and maintenance, construction and refurbishment activities across the public, private and third sectors. It has delivered more than £50million in cash surplus over the past 10 years, all of which was returned to Glasgow City Council for investment in frontline services.