Construction firm apprentices build volunteering skills at Glasgow Hospice
City Building apprentices have contributed to a major refurbishment project at the Marie Curie Hospice in Glasgow which aims to provide patients with a more modern and comfortable environment.
Eleven apprentices from the Glasgow construction firm helped to repaint a number of bedrooms and shared patient and family areas at the hospice in partnership with paint firm Akzo Nobel/Cromadex. All of the labour and supplies were provided free of charge. All of the labour and supplies were provided free of charge.
City Building’s contribution follows a recent staff fundraising drive for the Glasgow Marie Curie hospice. Employees raised £7,000 for the hospice last year by hosting a range of charity events, including bake sales and back waxes. The fundraising drive paid for a day of operations 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: “I’d like to say a huge thank you to the team at City Building for their continued support of the Marie Curie Hospice.
“Thanks to their generosity and hard work, we are able to offer care and support in a more comfortable and attractive environment to over 1,400 people living with a terminal illness, and their families, every year.”
Dr Graham Paterson executive director of City Building, said: “Our staff have a fantastic track record of volunteering for an array of worthy causes in and around Glasgow, and we are delighted to be part of the ongoing refurbishment of the Marie Curie Hospice, Glasgow. Getting our apprentices involved helps them to build their career and build Glasgow communities at the same time.
“We’re very proud of our staff and their continued efforts to support such an important and deserving cause in the city.”
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.