Twenty-six Scottish charities received donations from The Hospital Saturday Fund at a special reception hosted at Glasgow City Chambers on 21 February 2019. In total, £80,000 was donated to the charities at the event, which was hosted by The Rt Hon Lord Provost of Glasgow, Councillor Eva Bolander, represented on the evening by The Lord Dean of Guild, Mr Ian Dickson.
Among the beneficiaries was Leonard Cheshire which received a donation towards their Go Digital! Project for access to health and inclusion via technology. The charity Children with Cancer and Leukaemia (CCLASP) received a grant towards the fitting out of their new respite centre and the Froglife Trust grant will be used to contribute to their dementia project. Also receiving grants were Scottish Huntington’s Association to enable them to provide an HD Specialist Service in Glasgow and Clyde, and the Orkney MS Therapy Centre who will use their grant to fund enabling therapies for MS sufferers in Orkney. A grant was made to Marie Curie for ‘Pay for A Day’ of care at their Glasgow hospice, and the Throat Cancer Foundation’s donation will be used to provide information booklets for patients, families and medical professionals.
Speaking at the reception on behalf of The Lord Provost, the Lord Dean of Guild celebrated the extraordinary work of all the charities receiving donations from The Hospital Saturday Fund. The Lord Provost of Glasgow, Councillor Eva Bolander, had nominated The Lord Provost’s Children’s Fund as her chosen charity for the event, and the donation from HSF will support applications relating to the areas of medical need, ill health or disability.
Paul Jackson, Chief Executive of The Hospital Saturday Fund said: “We are delighted to continue the tradition of supporting many wide-ranging charities in Scotland, many of which are less well-known. The Hospital Saturday Fund is honoured to support the efforts of such deserving charities and help in some way towards the exceptional, tireless work that they do in making such a huge and positive difference to people’s lives.”
In 2019 the Hospital Saturday Fund will give £1.5 million in donations and grants to medical charities for care and research, hospices and hospitals across the UK and Ireland. Assistance will also be given to individuals whose illness or disability has caused financial difficulties.
Charities receiving grants at the Reception:
Canine Concern Trust Scotland
Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland
Children’s Hospice Association Scotland
Children with Cancer & Leukaemia (CCLASP)
CLAN Cancer Support
Down’s Syndrome Scotland
Edinburgh Headway Group
Eric Liddell Centre
Lomond Mountain Rescue Team
Lord Provost’s Children’s Fund
Orkney MS Therapy Centre
Scottish Cot Death Trust
Scottish Huntington’s Association
St Columba’s Hospice
Throat Cancer Foundation