The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice Autumn/Winter 2004
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Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Hospice News
New look website
AFTER a lot of hard work and
input from all departments our
website has been given a face
MISSION STATEMENT lift. The new website has much
more information, is far more
In order to properly reflect the current work of the Hospice
user-friendly and has a great
we have taken the opportunity to update our Mission
new look. It will be updated
Statement. The statement now reads...
regularly so you can read about the
“To provide high quality clinical, emotional, social and spiritual latest goings on in the Hospice. There is detailed advice and
care for patients who have a progressive, life threatening information for patients and their carers. Information on how
illness and support for those who care for them.” you can support the Hospice is available as well as the
opportunity to view events, news and even donate online!
INSERTS AND RAFFLES Those interested in taking an active role in the Hospice or the
In this issue you’ll find: Christmas card fliers, Absolutely shops will find the Volunteering section of interest. There is also
Christmas, Light up a Life and Balloon Race 2004 fliers. information for Healthcare Professionals including education
and training opportunities. You can find out all about the history
RAFFLE TICKETS of the Hospice, download the newsletter and much, much more!
Thank you for your support but if you feel unable to sell them To view the new website please go to www.ppwh.org.uk
please destroy them.
Summer Raffle Winners – Winners List
1st Prize: Joyce Main, Cumbernauld, Garden Furniture Set,
donated by Klondyke Group Ltd
2nd Prize: Jessie Taylor, Glasgow, Luxury Hamper of Beauty
Goodies, donated by Rita Rusk International Jenni White, who joined the Fundraising Department in July.
3rd Prize: Annette Mason, Glasgow, Silver Necklace, donated
Our newest clinical team members Adele Logan, Helen Fay, Sadie
by Eric N. Smith Cronin, Alison Wren and Richard Hainey.
4th Prize: Mr & Mrs Airey, Glasgow, DVD Player
Julie A’Lee, Lynsey Scott and Sam Wilson who recently joined our
5th Prize: Jim McDonald, Glasgow, Signed bottle of ‘Lord
Provost Special Reserve Whisky’, Donated by The Right Hon.
The Lord Provost of Glasgow, Liz Cameron Mary Deans and Ruth Coney who join our team of Domestics.
Congratulations to our winners and thanks to all who took part.
CHAIRMAN VICE CHAIRMAN COMPANY SECRETARY
Ronnie Cleland Phil McEwan Hugh Cosgrove
MEMBERS We would like to thank Cathie Revell, Medical Administrator for all
the hard work during 12 years of service. We wish Cathie all the best
for her retirement.
Mr Tom Allison, Mr Ian Irivne
Baroness Mary T Goudie, Mr Stewart Keir, Thanks also to Wilma MacDonald pictured below with some of her
Mrs Sheila Kinnaird, Dr Fiona Marshall, colleagues, who was a domestic at the Hospice for five years. Wilma
Mr Allan Radlow, Dr Linda Watt, Ms Sue Williams left in September and we also wish her a long and happy retirement.
They will be missed by all their friends at the Hospice.
Jennifer Easson, Trust and Fundraising
Co-ordinator is now off on maternity
leave. Baby Easson is due on 22 October
and our best wishes go to her and her
Meet the Laurieston Nurses
‘She knew what to do
when we felt totally
helpless. She enabled
us to keep Dad at home
where he wanted to be.’
‘I simply don’t know
what we would have
done without our home
‘We spent a long time
talking about my
thoughts and fears.
This gave me the
chance to share what I
felt without worrying
IT’S official! The Hospice’s home care community-based patients, at various stages
nursing team now have a bespoke name that of illness, and may visit patients in
reflects the truly specialist role they play in residential homes and hospitals as well as in
taking Hospice services out to patients and their family homes.
their families in the community. However, these are not ‘hands-on’ nurses
The Laurieston Nurses are being formally – Laurieston Nurses advise GPs and district
launched into the professional network at a palliative care. Just as the focus has shifted nurses on the primary care team on how to
special reception at Hampden Park on 2 over the years from ward-based to optimise their patients’ care, comfort and
November. Glasgow Lord Provost Liz community-based care, so too is the scope dignity. They assess pain and other physical
Cameron will handle the ‘introductions’ and of practice now broadening out from being problems, and taking a holistic approach,
guests will include Sir John Arbuthnot, primarily a cancer specialism to include a they also consider the individual’s emotional,
Chairman of Greater Glasgow NHS, and a whole range of life-limiting but non- social and spiritual well-being.
targeted audience of professional medical malignant illnesses. While they are never intrusive, they are
and nursing people. Research suggests that the majority of all very good listeners and often can help
‘Laurieston’ is a name that in future years patients would choose to spend their final patients and their carers find the peace of
will become synonymous with delivering the days at home, yet less than 20 per cent are mind to make the best of their remaining
highest standards in palliative care to home- actually helped to do so. Within the NHS time together. Their relationship with
based patients. It’s been chosen because its there is currently a move to make palliative families frequently extends into
historic link with our immediate care available for all who can benefit from it bereavement.
surroundings here in Carlton Place – and it’s and this is being driven by people working at It’s been 17 years since the Hospice launched
an altogether fitting name for a community- the leading edge of the field. its first home care service with a team of just
based service, not least because the Hospice Today, the Hospice employs a team of six two nurses on secondment from the NHS
has played such an important part over the Laurieston Nurses, all highly trained clinical community service. The remarkable growth of
past two decades in the dramatic nurse specialists who bring together many our provision over the years and the huge
regeneration of the Laurieston District. years of experience in addition to their potential that lies ahead bodes well for patient-
It’s also a timely moment to re-badge our academic credentials. centred care and makes this a genuinely
service in light of the changing nature of Each nurse has a caseload of around 30 exciting time to be a Laurieston Nurse.
THE Peter Murray Art Room was Hospitaller for their kind donation thought that although they will
officially opened on Tuesday 22 of £10,000 towards our Arts in a die, their memory lives on. The
June by Doris Murray. Henry and Palliative Care project and £2,000 work itself has been awe inspiring
Marielle would like to thank the towards the purchase of air-flow and thought provoking.
Rotary Club of Glasgow for their mattresses. This initiative, which One of our day care patients
generosity and Day Unit Staff and is in conjunction with the Scottish recently commented, “I find it (the
all other members of Staff who Arts Council, Glasgow City Council art project) a very good way to
have contributed to the success of Culture & Leisure Services and Art take my mind off my illness. For
the project to date. All staff are in Hospital has just entered its me, life would not be the same
welcome to visit and view work in second year. without art – it has become part of
progress at any time. The project has brought meaning my life now. I get lost in my
Thank you to the Sovereign Order and hope to our patients and has artwork now. I feel a better person
of St John of Jerusalem Knights given a sense of purpose to the for it.”
As part of the
Patagonia, made up of
The Bear several members of
necessities! staff, Dr George Gray
Orla and Lois Waddell was sponsored to have
in the Hospice, Orla a makeover courtesy
has been visiting the of Slater Menswear
Hospice on and off who donated gift
since November vouchers. Our
2002, and we’ve always been made very Thursday hairdresser
welcome (two kids under the age of four can Anne Cullis and her
be a handful at times), I can only thank you all After trusty side-kick
for the fantastic care you give, not only to the Margaret McGuiness
people with this dreadful illness in my case styled his hair and
my mum Bernadette Mcginley and her sister shaved his beard, £400
Maureen Stewart, but the care and support
given to the family’s is wonderful, don’t know Say it with flowers was raised. We are
sure you will agree
what I would have done without you. Thank that George went from
you, Debbie Waddell. In response to more and more requests, the Hospice has
introduced a new service. It’s for people who prefer to ask plain ‘Dr Gray’ to ‘Dr
friends and relatives to make a donation to the work of the Kildare’! George said
Hospice rather than send flowers to their loved one’s “I can’t believe I am
funeral. now using ‘products’
The Hospice will provide a supply of printed cards in my hair, but my wife
explaining to friends and relatives your preference, as well and sons love the new
as details of our FREEPOST address for them to send their look”. Thanks to all
‘In Memory’ gift to. All you have to do is write the name of those who made this
your loved one and distribute the cards to your friends and possible.
By asking people to send their gifts direct to the Hospice,
there will be less for you to do at a time when you have
Archbishop’s visit more than enough to cope with.
Donations will be acknowledged by letter and the family
On Friday 18 June 2004, the Hospice received
will receive a hand inscribed card letting them know how
a visit from the Most Reverend Mario Conti,
much was raised in memory of their loved one.
Archbishop of Glasgow. The Archbishop came
along and visited Patients in our Day Centre All you have to do is contact Judi Farrell in Fundraising
and In Patient Unit. This was a thoroughly with: your name, address, the name of your loved one and
enjoyable visit for all who met the the quantity of cards required.
Archbishop and we appreciate him taking We will then post them to you.
time out of his busy diary to visit the Hospice.
Service of Remembrance
This appeal has been running for a number of years and has been extremely
The Hospice Chaplains, Reverend Alan successful, raising over £16,000 from used toner cartridges. So a big THANK YOU to
Donald and Father Patrick intend to hold a all the organisations who take part in this scheme. We are still working with
remembrance service at Clarkston Hall on GreenAgenda and can accept a variety of used toner cartridges. So, if you have
Sunday 7 November between 2 and 3pm. space for a GreenAgenda box for your used cartridges, please contact Wendy in
This service is open to anyone who has lost Fundraising.
a loved one and who would like the
opportunity to remember them in this way.
The service incorporates various styles on
the theme of remembrance so as to be
meaningful to a wide range of people and
A piece of cake!
includes prayer, poetry, hymns and Alison Adams and her husband Todd very generously
readings. A number of staff will be on hand donated their wedding cake for patients, visitors,
to speak to people before and after the volunteers and staff to enjoy.
service. Tea and coffee will also be available They married on 6 September 2003 at Park Circus
after the service. Marriage Suite in Glasgow and decided to keep their
If you require further information, please cake for sentimental reasons. Both Alison and Todd
call the Hospice and details on the service lost their dads to cancer in the last few years, but when
including how to get Alison’s sister’s father-in-law died in the Hospice
to the Hall will recently, the couple thought it would be a nice idea to
be sent to donate their cake.
you. It was a kind thought and very much appreciated by
Do you have any old, unused, out of date mobile phones? If so the Hospice can
make money from them. You can hand them into the Hospice or at any of our
shops. The addresses are listed on page 7.
The Volunteer Conference took
place on Wednesday 15
September 2004 in the offices of
Clydeport and approximately 100
Friends of the Hospice
volunteers attended. The businesses listed below
Hospice Chief Executive, Iain have very kindly agreed to give
Laidlaw, kindly chaired the discounts to our ‘Friends of the
conference and introduced nteer C Hospice’. If you are interested in
speakers: The Volu joining this scheme, which costs
Liz Davie, Shops Manager: “A day £25 for single or £35 for joint
in the life of the Hospice Shops” Day Unit patients, staff and volunteers and memberships or are able to
Brenda Muir, Infection Control Link Nurse: played them on his radio show that evening. offer a benefit to our members
“Infection Control and What we do!” please contact Wendy Adesegun
Joan Hemphill, Clinical Director: “Palliative Volunteer Thank You Night 2004 in the Fundraising Department.
Care – looking to the future” This annual celebration of volunteer involvement A Jacobson Jewellers, 114
Simon Parkinson, Visible Marketing: “Hospice will be held on Monday 13 December 2004. Brunswick Street, Glasgow G1
Website Developments” Further details will follow in due course. – 25% discount on all
The Department would like to extend its thanks purchases (except watches)
to everyone who assisted in the running and Ardgowan Hospice Exchange Visit Glasgow Science Centre,
presentation of this evening. Each year the Volunteer Services Department Pacific Quay, Glasgow G51
arranges an exchange visit with another Hospice 1EA – 10% discount on all
Volunteers Week Celebrations for our Volunteers. Below are some of our items in gift shop when you
Volunteers’ Week is the UK’s annual celebration volunteers who came along with us on Thursday spend over £5
of the work volunteers do. During the Week 15 April 2004 to Ardgowan Hospice. FDL Flooring, Units 1 & 2,
events (1-7 June) are held across the country to Shawfield Industrial Estate,
recognise, reward and recruit volunteers. Boundary Road, Glasgow G73
To recognise the work of our volunteers we – 10% discount off trade prices
gave each volunteer across the work of the Ceramic Tile Distributors, 72
Hospice a Thank You Hydepark Street, Glasgow G3
certificate. – 10% discount if under £250
To promote the spent OR 20% discount if over
contribution £250 spent
volunteers make Stockwell China Bazaar, 67 -
towards the work of 77 Glassford Street, Glasgow
the Hospice, Steve G1 – 10% discount
McKenna from Real Kingston Car Wash, 122
a Aiton Radio kindly came
with Christin Scotland Street, Glasgow G5 –
cKenna in one afternoon to
Steve M 10% discount on all valeting
‘volunteer’ his services in our Day Unit. Volunte and memberships
ers in A
During his time here he took requests from our rdgowa Spice of Life Restaurant, 1316
Argyle Street, Glasgow G3 –
20% off food OR 15% off total
Millers Art Shop, 28 Stockwell
MILNGAVIE: Mrs Margaret Dunn, tel: 0141 956 2035 Street, Glasgow G1 – 10%
KIRKINTILLOCH: Mrs Margaret Sutherland, tel: 0141 776 6341 DATE FOR DIARY discount
BEARSDEN: Mrs Mary Lewis, tel: 0141 942 8751 Aberdonian Night Body Shop, St Enoch Centre,
RUTHERGLEN: Mrs Nancy Topper, tel: 0141 579 3168 Holiday Inn West, St Enoch Centre, St Enoch
SOUTHSIDE GROUP: Mrs Eileen Dunn, tel: 0141 644 1573 Bothwell Street, Glasgow Square, Glasgow G1 – 10%
SHAWS & SHIELDS: Isobel Gilchrist, tel: 0141 427 0245 Friday 7 April 2005 discount (excluding Gift
Tickets £30 Vouchers)
Summer Cooking Demonstration
Thursday 24 June at the Hospice, £500 raised
We were delighted when Ian Brown, chef at the prestigious
Ubiquitous Chip restaurant and winner of Scottish Restaurant
Chef of the Year 2004 agreed to join us to gave a Summer
ice Cooking demonstration in the Hospice.
nds of the Hosp
Southside Frie Ian brought along his wife Sheila and their children Eilidh and
Euan who made excellent sous chefs. His menu included
Coffee Morning, Merrylea Parish Church Chinese spoons with quail eggs and hollandaise sauce,
Saturday 28 August, £2000 Raised smoked salmon on soda bread with caper butter, which
Thanks to the dedication and hard work of the ladies was just for starters! Ian also brought along delicious
and gentlemen of the Southside Group, they held the marinated pork fillets, citrus chicken legs,
most successful coffee morning to date. The church langoustines and tiger prawns. Everyone had a
was packed from the minute the doors opened until brilliant time and picked up some excellent ‘tricks of
closing time. We are very grateful to all those who the trade’. Many thanks to Ian’s suppliers who
baked, sewed, gave donations and to those who donated their produce to make the event such a Ian Brown of
attended the day. great success. Ubiquitous Chip
IN the Winter Edition of
Hospice News in 1988 we
highlighted the recent
opening of the first
Hospice shop at 689
Pollokshaws Road. Over
the intervening years we
have developed an
additional ten shops
throughout the city of
Glasgow and a little bit
We began in a very
modest fashion first
testing the waters by
opening shops for short
Once we were satisfied
that the proceeds from
the shops could make a
significant contribution to Gwyneth
the upkeep of the aka Mr
Hospice, we decided to opens a
embark on a more shop
Initially we only accepted
donations of clothing, but
as competition from other
charity shops increased
we needed to add a new
dimension. We saw that
there was a window of
opportunity to introduce As with every organisation we need good hard working, committed people and
the sale of second hand each shop is supported by two part-time managers. However without the
furniture. We produced a assistance of our volunteers we simply couldn’t survive. Here are comments
leaflet asking for
donations of furniture and
from two of our volunteers:
bric a brac which we
distributed to doctors Betty Kelly – Volunteer at Shettleston Road Shop serves behind the counter and, knowing her stock,
surgeries, hairdressers “I was press ganged into becoming a volunteer by she can often help customers locate particular
etc. We also advertised in my nephew who works at the Hospice. I’m glad items.
the press and local Yellow now that he encouraged me as I’ve thoroughly The shop sells ‘nearly new’ clothing and
Pages. enjoyed becoming involved. No two days are the accessories, bric-a-brac and second-hand
Although we are very same. We hear all the regular customers’ trials furniture. They are fairly selective, especially with
grateful for most items, and tribulations as well as the new additions to clothing, and take pride in the quality of their
limitations are put on us their families and where they are going on holiday. merchandise. “We sometimes get clothes that still
by legislation and Some are even kind enough to bring us in a cake have the price tags on them – somebody’s
sometimes we have to for our tea. ‘mistake’ will be somebody else’s
refuse some donations I have gained so much from my time at the shop bargain!” Even so, items that
because they do not and I get a great thrill out of giving people a don’t meet their standards
comply with national bargain of clothing or furniture. I’d definitely will still get sold on for
safety rules. encourage anyone with a few hours to spare to get rags. Nothing goes to
Arrangements to uplift in touch with one of the shops.” waste!
furniture can usually be Margaret works in the
Margaret McLeish – Volunteer at Croftfoot Shop shop on two mornings a
arranged within seven
working days. If you feel “We get lots of weird and wonderful things week and, like all her fellow
you have anything you donated to us – one of the girls found a set of volunteers, treats her shift
would like to donate dentures tucked inside a black bag!” with the same commitment
Margaret has worked in our Croftfoot shop as she would ‘paid’
please contact the
for three years now. She does a ‘bit of employment –
Hospice or one of the
this and a bit of that’, emptying bags because they’re
shops listed on page 7.
that have been handed in and sorting counting on
through the merchandise. She also you.
lunteer at Shettleston Ro
Betty Kelly, Vo
r with s
349 Dumbarton Road, Glasgow G11 6AL Tel: 0141 357 2863
9 Gallowflat Street, Rutherglen, Glasgow G73 3DX Tel: 0141 613 3246
689 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow G41 2QB Tel: 0141 422 1118
1092 Maryhill Road, Glasgow G20 9AY Tel: 0141 945 0360
35 High Street, Glasgow G1 1LX Tel: 0141 553 0919
443 Duke Street, Glasgow G31 1QL Tel: 0141 554 2338
Your Friendly 1616 Paisley Road West, Glasgow G52 3QN Tel: 0141 810 5169
H ospice Sh op
One of our re 28 Townhead, Kirkintilloch G66 1NL Tel: 0141 775 1541
paper recent ers put pen to 10 Drakemire Drive, Glasgow G45 9RD Tel: 0141 637 1177
ly and handed
verse into ou the following
r shop at Pollo 3 Kennishead Road, Thornliebank, Glasgow G46 8NY Tel: 0141 620 0044
There’s a shop .
on the South Si 1114 Shettleson Road, Glasgow G32 7PR Tel: 0141 778 4016
de of Glasgow
Where the ladi
es are helpful
Just browse th and kind,
rough the rails
, as they stand
row by row
And who know
s what bargains
books by the sc
Buried hidden treasure
Suits, hats an ore
d dresses, jum What’s worthless to you is precious to us!
pers and blou
Bric a brac …… ses, We all do it! Lose an earring or a cufflink and what happens next? Why, you
….. trinkets ga
At the back, th lore. put the other back in the jewellery box…right there beside your broken watch
ere’s a cosy w
ee corner and that awful medallion not even Tom Jones would ever wear. What is it that
With tables, al
l decked out in makes us hold on to bits of jewellery that we will never, ever wear again?
Home baking pink,
to make your Sure it’s made of precious metal, but it’s absolutely worthless….that is,
And great tea unless you send it along to The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice.
or coffee to dr
So next time yo ink. We’re looking for pieces made of silver, gold or platinum – odd earrings,
u look in your
And see all th cupboards snapped chains, old watches, rings that have lost their sparkle – but hey, you
ose things you can send your gems as well!
Just take them don’t need,
along to your And if we all do that, then it’s going to start adding up to a tidy sum, helping
Where I know ’ terminally ill patients and their families make the most of every precious day.
you’ll be welco
me indeed! Your trash is our treasure!
Please send your unwanted jewellery and collectables to:
Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice
And what does she get out of it? FREEPOST SCO1724, GLASGOW G5 9BR
Margaret took early retirement as an insurance
agent and began volunteering after a period of
illness left her feeling somewhat isolated. “I
wanted to get out and meet new people. I’ve made
some great new friendships since I started and,
even though our shop is very busy, we always have
a laugh. To tell the truth, I do this as much for my
own sake as I do for the Hospice!”
It would appear from Betty
and Margaret’s comments
that they feel they are
making a contribution
whilst at the same time
If anyone has three
hours per week to spare
please, please contact
No experience is
necessary and we are
sure you’ll enjoy it!
r at Croftfoot Sh
HOSPICEFUTUREEVENTS Sunday, 7 November
NEW YORK MARATHO
running event. They
part in this gruelling
11 runners are taking ,000, we will update
OCTOBER04 have committed thems
you in the next
elves to raising £21
issue of Hospice News
25 – 29 October
MAKE A WILL WEEK 2004
Have you made a will? If not, why not take advantage of our Make A Will
Week? The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice is delighted to announce
a very special offer from a number of local solicitors. From 25 to 29
October a number of solicitors will make a new, straightforward Will in
return for a donation to the Hospice. Please contact Judi Farrell for Sunday, 5 December
further details. CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT
Mr Peter Maley, Carr & Co, Mr Ian Hamilton, HBM Sayers,
with The Kilbarchan Singers
St Andrew’s Cathedral, Tickets £5 each
81 Main Street, Ballieston, G69 6AD 13 Bath Street, G2 1HY Please contact Judy Farrell
0141 773 2145 0141 353 2121
Mr David Kaye, Clairmonts, Mr Martin McLellan, Kerr Barrie,
53 Bothwell Street, G2 6TA Every year at Christmas we put up a tree in the Hospice courtyard and
9 Clairmont Gardens, G3 7LW ask the people of Glasgow to light it up in memory of absent loved ones.
0141 331 4000 0141 221 6844
Ms Lynne McDougall, McVey & As the season progresses, hundreds of lights will be sparkling here in
Mr David Fitzpatrick, Fitzpatrick & Carlton Place, each a reminder of a special person. It’s a bright and
Murricane, 5th Floor, Albert
Co, 135 Wellington Street, G2 2XE cheerful way to say you haven’t forgotten earlier Christmases and happy
Chambers, 13 Bath Street G2 1BW
0141 204 2200 0141 333 9688 times together – no wonder our Light up a Life appeal has proved so
Mr Alexander Lawrence, Grant & Mr Donald Henderson, R&RS popular in recent years!
Wylie, 90 Mitchell Street, G1 3LY Mearns, 2 Carment Drive, G41 3PR
0141 221 1035 0141 632 6162
Mr Ronald Fulton, HBM Sayers, Mr Michael Scanlon, Russells
1087 Cathcart Road, G42 9XR Gibson McCaffrey, 13 Bath Street, CHRISTMAS BOW APPEAL
0141 632 2248 G2 1HY 0141 332 4176 To date, this annual event has raised an incredible £106,000 thanks
to the generosity to those of you who take boxes to sell in your
shops, schools and places of work, and of course to those of you
NOVEMBER who buy them. This amount is also thanks to our dedicated
volunteers who shake cans in all weathers to support the Hospice
selling bows in various venues.
Thursday, 4 November
This year we are desperately looking for as many volunteers as
‘CASHMERE FOR CHRISTMAS’ possible to spare a couple of hours to help at collections throughout
In conjunction with Begg Scotland the city centre. If you have time to spare or would like to take a box
OranMor, Great Western Road, Glasgow contact Wendy in Fundraising for further details.
Hosted by John Amabile, this exclusive event is THE perfect
opportunity to stock up on a fantastic selection of presents at a very
reduced rate for your friends and family this festive season. Begg Thursday, 2 December
Scotland, whose unrivalled collection of throws, stoles BALLOON RACE
and scarves are sought after in Paris, New York, ‘Reach for the skies today and show your support for
London and Tokyo, will be selling their designer the Hospice!’ SECC, Glasgow
products at cost price – a fraction of their retail Sponsored by flyglobespan
value! There will also be mulled wine and mince pies
to put you in the Christmas mood and give you the The owner of the balloon to reach the furthest
energy to shop. To find out more about Begg destination will win two free flights to one of
Scotland visit www.beggscotland.com. Tickets, Flyglobespan’s 11 European destinations!
priced £15, are strictly limited so call Jenni in Who knows where your balloon might
Fundraising now. end up? See the enclosed flier for further
Make us your Charity of the Year
Join the list of organisations that have chosen the AXA Insurance
Hospice as their Charity of the Year. AXA is one of the world’s largest insurance and
Axa Insurance asset management companies. A team of AXA
Deloitte & Touche Angels bravely took part in our recent Exercise
Land Services, Glasgow City Council Mission Impossible IV.
Martin Plant Hire St Enoch Shopping Centre
McVey & Murricane The St Enoch Centre, one of the largest
News International shopping centres in Scotland, are lending their
Ogilvie Construction, Kingston Quay Site support to our Light Up a Life and Christmas
Rokforce Bows appeals this year as well as raising
St Enoch Shopping Centre funds throughout the year.
Tesco Rangers Charitable Foundation
The Rangers Charitable Foundation Thanks to the Rangers Charitable Foundation
Tecso Time to Care Appeal who nominated the Hospice as one of the
Our local Tesco stores have been raising money in three charities to benefit during their
store with raffles, bingo nights, competitions, 2003/2004 season. They managed to raise Alex M
sponsored challenges and collection cans on till points. the fantastic sum of £25,000! with Alan M
Wednesday, 15 December
CHRISTMAS PARTY NIGHT
Glasgow Moat House Hotel Absolutely Christmas
Due to popular demand, the Hospice is once again holding its Christmas
ABSOLUTELY Christmas, a brand new Christmas shopping
Party Night at the Glasgow Moat House Hotel and places are going fast!
At our Christmas Party Night you could have your three course meal, experience taking place at the SECC in Glasgow from 2-5
followed by a live band AND a disco all for just £35 per person. Join December 2004, has nominated The Hospice as the show charity.
celebrity host Bryan Burnett at the Glasgow Moat House Hotel on The first day of the exhibition – Thursday, 2 December – will be
Wednesday 15 December 2004 for a fabulous night out to remember. charity day and will see the launch of a variety of activities which
will run throughout the exhibition to raise money for the Hospice.
JANUARY05 Events include a gift wrapping service and a shopping drop off
point manned by our volunteers. The organisers have also kindly
donated a stand from which we’ll sell Christmas cards and other
Friday, 14 January festive goodies. Throughout the four day exhibition tickets will be
A CELEBRATION OF BURNS sold for a grand prize draw – the star prize being a stunning
Thistle Hotel, Glasgow sangs and clatter rocking horse worth £3000 signed by Joanna Lumley. In the run
“The night drave on wi' up to the exhibition the Hospice will receive £1 for every ticket
Sponsored by BAA Glasgow
And ay the ale was growing better …”
Tickets priced £40 each pre-booked using our reference PWH (see booking details at the
Our Burns Supper once again promises good food, humour and dancing end).
with your host for the evening, television presenter and musician Dougie See over 200 unique companies presenting hundreds of unusual
Vipond. He will be introducing top speakers Annabel Goldie, John Morgan Christmas gifts. From handmade designer jewellery and clothes
and Jack Weir. With an indulgent Scottish feast, dancing with Last Tram to delicious food and drink ideas for festive inspiration.
Tae Auchenshuggle and the opportunity to bid on original paintings by Visitors will also enjoy some entertaining and informative show
artists who live and work in Scotland in our Silent Auction, A Celebration features including: The Celebrity Cooking Demonstration Theatre
of Burns has it all! presented by Scotland’s own celebrity chef Nick Nairn, who will
provide inspiration for the perfect hassle free festive table. Nick
MARCH will be joined by chefs from his famous cookery school to share
his culinary secrets and tips with visitors.
Country Chic Designer Room Sets with ‘Jotty’ Interiors and The
Thursday, 31 March JOT Design Company: Jotty will be presenting a stunning Country
SPORTSMANS DINNER Chic roomset for Absolutely Christmas using a palette of neutral
Glasgow Hilton Hotel tones and textures.
Sponsored by BARR Soft Drinks Festive Flowers Native Flower’s creative team will be showing
visitors how to give your home a ‘floral makeover’ this Christmas.
The evening is gearing up to be a great night as guest speakers
include former world champion, athlete Steve Cram MBE and As well as daily demonstrations, the company will be selling
talkSPORT radio commentators Alan Brazil and Mike Parry and beautiful bespoke Christmas door wreaths and table displays to
comedian Des McLean. Tickets are priced at £65. match your own colour scheme at home.
Wine and Food Tasting courtesy of Peckhams, and an
APRIL opportunity to try a new taste sensation, cucumber and rose petal
infused Hendricks Gin……….mmmm.
Absolutely Christmas has got all your festive shopping needs,
8 – 18 April wrapped up and under one roof!
TREK CHILE Absolutely Christmas takes place at the SECC Glasgow from 2-5
PATAGONIA December 2004. Opening hours 10am-6pm daily. Advanced tickets
Trek through the Torres del Paine National Park with its soaring granite priced £8 (adults) and £7 (concessions) are available at the SECC
spires, sweeping ice fields and glacial lakes. Patagonia is exhilarating box office or by phoning 0870 040 4000 – if you prebook your ticket
and defies imagination. please quote reference PHW and we’ll receive £1 from your ticket
price. For more information check out the show’s website
Sunday, 17 April www.absolutelychristmas.co.uk
LADIES LUNCH For further information on any exhibitor and the features at the
Glasgow Hilton Hotel show please contact: Jill Creighton, Clarion Events Scotland Tel
Join us at our 12th annual ladies lunch for what is always a wonderful day 0141 275 6215/6342 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
out set in the plush surroundings of the Glasgow Hilton Hotel. The perfect or Jenni White at the Hospice.
Sunday afternoon starts with a Bucks Fizz reception, and is followed by a
delicious two-course lunch. Tickets are priced at £27.
Saturday, 21 – Sunday, 22 May SPEYSIDE CHALLENGE
CHRISTMAS GREETING CARDS 2004
Six brand new designs are now on sale. You can buy them at the
Walk 50 miles in 24 hours along the beautiful Speyside Way. Hospice Reception, in any of our Hospice shops, by mail order
using the enclosed order form, or at one of the following
SEPTEMBER Charity Christmas Card Fairs…
Saturday 30 October
Cathcart Trinity Church, 10am - 12noon
BRAZIL SCHOOL PROJECT 2005
Support local villagers and get involved in grassroots Saturday 6 November
projects, helping to upgrade and renovate local schools Temple-Anniesland Parish Church, 10am - 2pm
with the help of the local community. Saturday 6 November
Milngavie Town Hall, 10am - 3.30pm
September – October Sunday 7 November
THE GREAT WALL OF CHINA TREK 2005 Pollokshields Burgh Hall, 1.30pm - 4pm
Trek some of the most spectacular sections of the Great Wednesday 17 November
Wall and discover China, a country steeped in history, City Chambers, George Square, 10am - 4pm
mythology and ancient traditions.
Sunday, 17 April Wednesday, 2 June
FLORA LONDON MARATHON GO YELLOW 5K WALK
For most runners it is the spectators and entertainers around the Sponsored by Robert Wiseman Dairies
Flora London Marathon course that help to keep them on the move. Bellahouston Park
Crowds of around 1/2 million lined the 26.2 miles offering shouts of £12,000 raised
encouragement at this year’s London Marathon. We were lucky Our annual Go Yellow 5K Walk, once
enough to have five brave people running for us in this gruelling again proved to be a fantastic end of term school event. The event
race. Nina Saunders, Elaine Timlin, John Clark, Scot Kennedy & combined fun and highlighted the importance of healthy living.
Katie Simpson raised over £10,000 from sponsorship, an absolutely The walk held at Bellahouston Park saw a record number of
marvellous total. pupils take part from schools across Glasgow. The day began
The runners were kindly supported by companies including Dyer & with a challenging 5k walk through the beautiful Bellahouston
Butler Ltd and Gillies Gas Services. Park and ended with concerts from up-and-coming Glasgow
Congratulations to all of them on not only completing the 26.2 miles bands No Reason and Lemonescent. Other activities included
but for their work in raising such a fantastic total. five-a-side football matches, touch rugby and fun inflatables. The
Can you do it? Yes you can…you know you can. For more kids also received bags on the day filled with lots of goodies and
information on running the 2005 London Marathon for The Prince & munchies. Milkshakes were handed out from the Robert
Princess of Wales Hospice, please contact Judi in Fundraising. Wiseman Milk van.
June is Hospice Care Campaign – a national awareness raising
MAY campaign to promote the vital role of hospices within the local
community and the wide range of services that they provide. The
Go Yellow Walk helps educate children on the crucial work the
Friday, 14 May Hospice does and also provides a fantastic free day out for local
schools. If you would like further information on Go Yellow 5K
QUIZ NIGHT 2005, please contact the fundraising department.
The battle of the brains took place in the
unusual surroundings of Queen’s Park
Botanical Garden. Twenty teams fought
out the difficult and challenging rounds
Congratulations to the Sunday, 13 June
to become champions of the first winners
Hospice Quiz Night Trophy. The night raised a fantastic SONGS ON A SUMMER’S DAY
£3,500. Raised £2,014
The compiler and Quizmaster was Robbie Thomson who made the
quiz challenging for even the most confident contenders in the room. The world renowned
Our thanks go to Anne Cullis and Margaret McGuinness also to Robbie choir, The Glasgow
and his wife Trisha for their crucial help in the success of the night. Phoenix Choir, recently
Thanks also go to Glasgow City Council Land Services for providing the supported the Hospice by
beautiful venue. performing a varied
The winners were the team from Fernhill School (pictured) and we’re programme of musical
sure they’ll be back next year to defend their title. Look out for next pieces ranging from sacred
year’s Quiz Night when the battle of the brains will commence again. and classical to traditional
and popular in St Andrew’s
Thank you to The at Iona Abbey
Archbishop of Glasgow, Pictured here
Saturday, 22 – Sunday, 23 May Mario Conti, who was special guest at the
SPEYSIDE 24hr CHALLENGE 2004 performance, The Glasgow Phoenix Choir and St Andrew’s Cathedral.
Raised £12,600 Date for your Diary! Next year’s concert will take place on Sunday,
12 June 2005.
Weary legs and sore feet were quickly forgotten for the 60 walkers
who attempted to walk as much of the 50-mile route as possible
within the 24-hour deadline. Captain Ian Wallace of the 15 Company
4th (Volunteer) Battalion The Parachute Regiment, who supported
the event, said: “I would like to extend my congratulations to all
those who took part in this demanding event. It is both mentally and
physically challenging, and to complete such distances in such a June 2004
short space of time is a real credit to the
participants.” Mt OLYMPUS
Our grateful thanks go once again to the CHALLENGE
4th (Volunteer) Battalion The Parachute Raised £4,600
Regiment, Coca Cola Enterprises, St
Six Hospice supporters returned
Andrews Ambulance Association
home safe and sound after the
(Bearsden & Milngavie Co.), Nevisport
trip of a lifetime to summit Mt
Glasgow, Speyside Distillers Co Ltd and
Olympus, the highest point in
SprayWay for their continued support.
Greece at 9570 feet, raising
more than £4,600.
On top of the world
AUGUST FUNDRAISING THANKS TO…
Saturday, 28 August Karin Currie for raising £500 from ‘Messing About on the River’ with
ZIPLINE OVER THE RIVER CLYDE Tony Hatch on 27 May 2004.
50 brave participants came along on the day to Patient, Chrissie Aiton’s great grandchildren Stephanie and Scott
zipline 1000ft across the River Clyde. Special for raising £65 from the sale of old toys, along with their friend
thanks goes to Jim McGovern who raised over Ashlea.
£900, and is still not content, he’s also bravely The Royal Bank of Scotland St Enoch Branch & Glasgow
doing a shark dive for us too! The total raised is still Business Development Unit raised £1001.61 by having their very
to be confirmed and will be printed in the next own version of the Greek Olympics in the bank!
Hospice News. Brave Jim McGovern Friends and family raised a fantastic £1030 in memory of James
McFarlane by having a Karaoke disco in June this year.
Tuesday, 31 August 2004
Mrs Mackie who raised £191.97 from
SEAFOOD GOURMET DINNER her birthday celebrations in June.
Land Services, Glasgow City Council
Food lovers across Glasgow attended this were recently awarded the Zurich
glittering event in the Radisson SAS Hotel for the Municipal Safety Trophy for 2004,
culmination of the Glasgow Restaurateurs one of the most prestigious prizes
Association ‘Gourmet Glasgow’ festival. for Health and Safety Management
The evening was hosted by Bryan Burnett, and within the Public Services sector.
the menu prepared by the Executive Chef’s at They very generously donated their
Gamba, Papingo, Café Ostra and Mar Hall. prize money of £750 to the Hospice
Lucky guests were also treated to an exclusive and pictured right is Robert Booth, Director of Land Services
preview of the new Limited Collection from Marks and Councillor Willie O’Rourke, Roads & Lighting Convener
& Spencer, who also added a little sparkle to the evening with a presenting the cheque to Nursing Auxiliary Anne Wilson.
champagne reception. Douglas and Elizabeth Roddick who, with the help from family and
Everyone at the Hospice is thrilled with the success of the evening. friends, raised £1045 from their Silver Wedding Anniversary
We are very grateful Alan Tomkins, to the Glasgow Restaurateurs celebrations, held at the Redhurst Hotel on Saturday 4 September.
Association, Gourmet Glasgow, Radisson SAS Hotel, Marks &
Spencers, Marques de Riscal and of course, all our other sponsors The girls from McVey & Murricane,
and our guests who made the evening one to remember. pictured left, who ran the 10K back in
May. From left to right – back row
SEPTEMBER Catriona Garrity, Donna Askew and Gail
Morrow – Front row Michelle Reid,
Eleanor Hamilton, Lynne McDougall
Friday, 10 September and Laura Keltie.
WALKER PRECISION CORPORATE CHARITY CUP Staff members of Ross Hall Hospital for their
generous donation of £1,409 in memory of their friend and colleague
POWERLEAGUE Joan Reekie.
Maurice Long & Robert Allan for raising £247.08 from the West
Thanks to our teams who took part in this years five- Highland Way.
a-side tournament, AG Barr (pictured) won and
Gordon Wheatley for raising £140 from the West Highland Way.
Mackenzie Partnership were runners up. Thanks
also go to Walker Precision Engineering who Billy Carson and friends for also walking the West Highland Way and
sponsored the event. raising £883.
Allan & Moira Radlow for raising £1,079 from their annual table
Saturday, 11 September football competition.
LOMOND BALL 2004 Busby Flower Club for nominating us to benefit from their show on
Raised £25,000 18th May at Eastwood Theatre show raising £1,525.
A fabulous night was had by all at the eighth Dr Dierdrie Tessman for very kindly donating a beautiful aquarium and
Lomond Ball in Cameron House Hotel. Over 200 guests joined hosts, Viv Gerry Cairns of Aquarium Management for setting up the aquarium
Lumsden and Alan Douglas, to celebrate our 21st Anniversary in style. which takes pride of place in our reception. Thanks also to our Porter
Party-goers danced well into the wee small hours with live band Bill Messer who looks after it.
‘Celebrations’ and Stuart Dr Rufus Ross who celebrated his 80th birthday and raised £180.
Easton’s Soul2Soul Disco after
enjoying a delicious four course The Royal Bank of Scotland,
Corporate Banking who raised
£3,750 from their annual five a side
Thank you to our principal
sponsors The Brookfield
Group, Neilstra Ltd and Tommy and Veronica Gilmour of St
Cameron House Hotel Andrews Sporting Club for holding a
for their continued Having a B St Valentines Ball, at the Holiday Inn
support of this evening. Douglas, Viv Lum left are Kathie Reid West, and raising £2,500. Tommy
Nicola Fole , Alan Gilmour is pictured right presenting
Saturday, 11 - Sunday, 12 September the President of the Hospice, The Right
Hon Lord Provost of Glasgow, Liz Cameron with the cheque.
EXERCISE MISSION IMPOSSIBLE IV
The Entrepreneurial Exchange who allowed us to auction a football
Eight teams of Hospice supporters had a weekend to remember shirt signed by Ronaldo and Zidane at the annual dinner raising a
when they joined The 4th (Volunteer) Battalion The Parachute incredible £14,000!!
Regiment for a 36 hour survival challenge. Participating teams have
raised £1600 in sponsorship so far.
The Lottery would like to say
a big thank you to the St
Enoch Centre for supporting
them by giving them the
opportunity to have a sales
stand in the centre.
The St Enoch Centre
support the Hospice in many
different ways including can collecting opportunities
and our Light Up A Life Appeal. Now this new
initiative of allowing us to sell lottery tickets is a
great added bonus.
The support from customers in the Centre has and windy days when they would
been excellent, coming not only Glasgow but from otherwise have been out canvassing for new sales.
further afield. Up to 95% of new players paying by The continued support of the St Enoch Centre will
standing order, which means the Hospice saves play a big part in assisting the Hospice Lottery to
administration costs. achieve its next goal and continuing to raise
Our Lottery staff very much appreciate the warmth valuable, predictable funds towards the running of
and comfort of the centre, especially on those wet the Hospice.
If you haven’t already joined the lottery, joining couldn’t be easier!
Simply by returning the above mandate to the freepost address, or give Derek or Anne a call on
0141 429 9828 or onto our website at www.ppwh.org.uk