Old Firm stars back Hospice Capital Appeal
Old Firm favourites Andy Halliday and Kieran Tierney have got behind the hospice’s Capital Appeal which aims to raise £9m.
The Celtic and Rangers players have lent their support to St Andrew’s Hospice’s Nine4Thirty’Appeal which has been set up to transform the charity’s existing building in Henderson Street in Airdrie.
The Nine4Thirty Appeal symbolises the £9m target as the hospice celebrates its thirtieth anniversary.
The money raised will be used for the new building which will see the existing façade retained but internally the hospice will be transformed.
As part of the plans, there will be an increase in the number of single bedded rooms which will be available alongside multi-occupancy rooms.
The rooms will also provide the comforts of home, and have direct access and views to the much loved gardens.
Some of the rooms will also offer the space for loved ones to stay overnight. In addition, a separate patient entrance will be created providing discreet admission to the wards.
Bruce High, Chief Executive, St Andrew’s Hospice, said: “We need as much support as possible to help raise awareness and ultimately achieve our goal and I am grateful to both clubs for their support of our appeal.
“Our building has served us well for the past 30 years but the delivery of hospice care has changed as well as the expectations of our patients and families for the environment in which patients are cared for and we need an upgraded environment that will cater for our patients and their families for the next 30 years and beyond.”
You can make donations by sending the text NINE30£5 to 70070 or get involved in one of the many organised activities, from active challenges to sponsored events, highlighted on the website.