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Community Connect – bringing worthwhile projects to life! Fantastic to see award winners, St Andrew’s Hospice have purchased a new minibus with the £15,000 funding they received from the popular initiative.

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St Andrew’s Hospice provides specialist palliative care to patients with life limiting illnesses across Lanarkshire.

The new minibus will enable the hospice to transport patients to their outpatient appointments which include physiotherapy, complimentary therapy, adult bereavement sessions and children’s drop-in services.

West Regional Committee members Kaye Harmon, Jim Watson, Andy Simm and Jim Gilchrist headed through to the charity’s recently refurbished hospice in Airdrie to mark the occasion.

Lorna McCafferty, Trust Fundraising Officer at St Andrew’s Hospice said “We are committed to providing the highest standard of Specialist Palliative Care to the people of Lanarkshire. We offer care and support to patients and their families tailored to meet their individual needs. The Community Connect funding will enable us to transport patients attending our Outpatient Services; including our Wellbeing programme, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Complementary Therapy and Music Therapy.”

Jim Watson, Scotmid Vice President, said: “It is absolutely fantastic to see the charity’s new minibus and know that Scotmid members’ Community Connect votes helped to make that become a reality.

“St Andrew’s Hospice absolutely blew our members away with their moving presentation and the outstanding care they give to patients with life limiting illnesses in both North and South Lanarkshire.

“We’re looking forward to seeing the new minibus in action and we’re very proud of the lasting and positive impact that it will have on everyone involved at this special charity.”

Image (left to right): St Andrew’s Hospice Trust Fundraising Officer Lorna McCafferty, Scotmid Board Member Andy Simm, Scotmid Regional Committee Member Jim Gilchrist, St Andrew’s Hospice Chief Executive Bruce High, Scotmid Board Member Kaye Harmon, Scotmid Vice President Jim Watson and St Andrew’s Hospice Head of Fundraising John Brady.

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