Charity Champions Awards 2015
St Andrew’s Hospice has been crowned Adult Health Charity of the Year at the inaugural Charity Champions Awards 2015.
The Scottish public voted in their thousands, and the winners were decided by a panel of esteemed judges who researched and read statements provided by the charities.
The Hospice, which provides specialist palliative care services to patients, their families and carers across Lanarkshire, was awarded the honour at the Gala Final at the Radisson Blu, Glasgow on Friday 3rd December.
The Airdrie-based charity also received the runner-up prize in the prestigious Charity of the Year category at the ceremony.
St Andrew’s Hospice Chief Executive Bruce High was delighted with the win, saying:
“The Hospice celebrates its 30th anniversary next year. Since it was built, it has cared for around 8000 in-patients and their families. It requires £65K of donated money every week to keep it running and has around 800 staff, most of whom are volunteers.
“These awards are a fitting tribute to the people of Lanarkshire who have donated the funds that keep the hospice running and to 800 staff and volunteers, but most of all to the 8000 patients and their families who have benefitted from the hospice’s care. It is also a wonderful early 30th birthday present for the Hospice.”