A zinger of a donation for Glasgow Hospice

EDF Energy have raised �20,000 for The Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice.
EDF Energy have raised �20,000 for The Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice.

A new friendship was forged with plenty of fun and frolics when Zingy and Harvey met at The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice in Glasgow.

Zingy, the EDF Energy mascot, and Harvey the Hospice Heart got together when £20,000 from EDF Energy’s Scottish Charities Fund was handed over to the hospice’s £21million Brick by Brick Appeal to build a new home for Glasgow’s Hospice.

Work started in September on the site at Bellahouston Park, gifted by Glasgow City Council, and patients are expected to move in 2018.

The new hospice will offer more patient beds as well as a broader range of services to day services patients, families and carers.

The gold standard of palliative care will extend to young people aged from 16 and the hospice will be one of the first in Scotland to transition young people from children’s to adult services.

Paul Winkle, EDF Energy’s Scottish business director, said: “Over the past year EDF Energy has given more than £100,000 to charities and groups near our bases at Hunterston, Torness and East Kilbride, so I am delighted to be able to donate £20,000 from our Scottish Charity Fund to The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice’s Brick by Brick Appeal. The care and support the hospice gives to patients and their families in the Glasgow area is outstanding.

“Many of us will know the challenges that have to be faced when a loved one is affected by a life-limiting illness and it is vital that services like this one are able to go on providing that help for years to come.”

Heather Manson, director of fundraising at The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice, said: “We are absolutely thrilled with the support from EDF Energy, this is a fantastic contribution to the Brick by Brick Appeal. After five years of fundraising, this is such an exciting time for us as we see the new hospice being built at Bellahouston Park. But we still have to raise £1.45m to reach our target, so this donation makes a massive difference.”

Buy a Brick, the latest phase of the hospice’s Brick by Brick Appeal to build a new home for Glasgow’s Hospice in Bellahouston Park, launched recently.

To Buy a Brick and donate £5, text BRICK to 70660 or make a donation online at www.ppwh.org.uk/donate.