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Speirs Gumley staff make a song and dance of themselves for charity

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AN uplifting music video featuring staff from property management company Speirs Gumley has been made to raise money for Glasgow’s new Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice.

The film features staff from the firm’s Glasgow office and hospice workers dancing to Justin Timberlake’s Can’t Stop the Feeling at well-known city landmarks including the Hydro, Hampden Stadium and and Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum. Tennis coach Judy Murray makes a guest appearance.

The hope is that it the video will raise £10,000 for the hospice’s Brick by Brick Appeal to build a new home in the city’s Bellahouston Park.

The video was the brainchild of Lorraine MacDonald, owner of Speirs Gumley. The company is part of the hospice’s 50-10 Club: 50 companies who have agreed to raise at least £10,000 each for the new hospice. Speirs Gumley has already raised £4000.

Lorraine said, “We have been long-term supporters of The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice and our team wanted to do something a little bit different to raise much-needed funds for the appeal. Thanks to a comedy night, we are nearly half-way to our target but wanted to do something a bit different to raise the remainder, and hopefully more.

“The team and I have had so much fun making this video. I hope it makes people smile, laugh and, most importantly, put their hands in their pockets for this fantastic charity that has touched the lives of so many people in Glasgow.”

Judy Murray got involved in the video thanks to Speirs Gumley’s ongoing support of her Tennis on the Road programme, designed to make tennis accessible to children of all backgrounds and encourage take-up of the sport.

The film was made to be shared on social media and drive donations to the hospice’s JustGiving page – www.justgiving.com/cantstopthefeeling. Donations of £5 can also be made simply by texting DANCE to 70660.

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