Still Game star helps at new hospice shop

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Sanjeev Kohli, who plays Navid in the BBC comedy Still Game, helped celebrate the opening of the new Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice shop in Battlefield.

The Glasgow actor surprised shoppers at the store at Battlefield Road in the city’s south side when he appeared behind the counter.

Sanjeev said: “I’ve been involved in fundraising and done a few things over the years for the hospice, it’s a great cause. The work that is done there is wonderful, and I’m delighted to give them my support. I’m also a fan of a second-hand shop, so these are two very good causes I’m helping today.”

This is the hospice’s 18th shop to open in the city, raising much-needed money to provide free palliative care to the people of Glasgow.

Rhona Baillie, chief executive of The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice, said: “Our hospice shops play a vital role in bringing in the £3.1million we need to raise annually to provide free palliative care to the people of Glasgow. We can’t thank our supporters enough for not just making donations to our shops, but also coming in to spend their money.”

Donations are welcome from clothes and home ware to CDs, books and DVDs.

Hospice care provides support for the physical and emotional problems related to a life-limiting illness for patients and for those close to them at home, in the ward and in day services.

The hospice’s £21million Brick by Brick Appeal is raising the money to build a new home for Glasgow’s Hospice on land gifted by Glasgow City Council in Bellahouston Park.

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