Hospice picks up gong at Fundraising Awards

The St. Andrew’s Hospice Grand Snowflake Ball 2021 was crowned ‘Best use of Event or Community Fundraising Initiative’ at the Chartered Institute of Fundraising Scotland Fundraising Awards earlier this month.

The flagship event raised a record sum of £260,000 for the Lanarkshire hospice, which provides specialist care and support services for those living with a life-limiting illness and their loved ones.

The Ball returned to the Doubletree by Hilton Glasgow Central for the first time since 2019 and was hosted by comedian and broadcaster Des Clarke and featured performances from saxophonist Matthew Ruddy, Strathaven and District Pipe Band, and band WooHoo, as well as a lively auction.

John Brady, Head of Fundraising at St Andrew’s Hospice said “I was absolutely delighted that the fundraisers who worked so hard on the Grand Snowflake Ball were recognised by their fellow fundraising professionals through this award.

“They created a wonderful event that was fun for everyone who attended and most importantly raised so much money to care for Lanarkshire patients and their families. Of course, we could not have raised so much money without the kind and generous support of Lanarkshire people, groups and businesses and their generosity makes a real impact for the people we serve.”