City Legacy donates £90,000 to hospice appeal

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Rhona Baillie (chief executive of PPWH) is joined by City Legacy directors Calum Murray, Ed Monaghan, Martin Keily and John Gallacher

THE developers of Glasgow’s much-lauded Athletes’ Village have presented a third cheque for £30,000 to the Brick by Brick Appeal, which is raising money for a new home for the city’s Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice.

Last year, City Legacy – a consortium made up of CCG, Cruden, WH Malcolm and Mactaggart & Mickel – pledged to donate £300 to the appeal for each of the 300 homes sold at The Village. Two donations of £30,000 have already been made and with The Village now completely sold out, this third £30,000 donation takes the grand total to £90,000.

Calum Murray, director of CCG and part of the City Legacy consortium said, “The Village is such an important part of the regeneration of Glasgow that we wanted to give something back. Homes at The Village have sold out much quicker than we originally anticipated. Not only is this wonderful news for the east end of Glasgow, it has had the added bonus of allowing us to present this third donation and reach our target of £90,000 much earlier than expected.

“So many Glaswegians will know someone who has received first-class end-of-life care at the hospice. We are very pleased to support this appeal to build a new hospice, which will ensure that patients are cared for in a modern, attractive facility with an increased capacity.”