City Refrigeration partner up with South Lanarkshire’s first hospice

Posted by admin / 25.08.2012 / Latest News

City Refrigeration Holdings is the latest local business to launch a charity of the year fundraising partnership with the Kilbryde Hospice.

The local facilities management company, owned by Sir William Haughey OBE and Lady Susan Haughey, is aiming to raise enough money to furnish and equip one of the bedrooms in South Lanarkshire’s first in-patient palliative care hospice.

The company aim to raise £20,000 by doing active and exciting charity challenges.

Sarah Mills, contact centre director at City Refrigeration Holdings and chairwoman of the city charity team said: “Kilbryde Hospice is a cause very close to all our hearts. South Lanarkshire does not have its own in-patient hospice, so patients, family and friends have to travel significant distances at some of the most difficult times in their lives in order to receive the specialist care, advice and support they need.

“That will change when Kilbryde Hospice is built – and everyone at City Refrigeration Holdings wants to be part of that.

“The city charity team have taken up the challenge to raise £20,000 to furnish and equip one of the bedrooms in the new hospice. It’s a huge challenge, but one we’re all behind.

“Our colleagues will be running marathons, climbing mountains, jumping out of aeroplanes and walking on fire in order to reach the target. And we’ll have fun doing it!”

Speaking at the launch of the partnership, fundraising manager of the hospice Stuart Glen, was delighted at City’s involvement.

He said: “We’re proud that such a successful local business wants to support Kilbryde Hospice in this way. The dream of building South Lanarkshire’s first in-patient hospice is fast becoming a reality. It simply wouldn’t have been possible without the help of thousands of local supporters. Local supporters like City Refrigeration Holdings.”

City Refrigeration Holdings first charity of the year event was a five’s football tournament at Fives, Playsport, East Kilbride.

The tournament was organised by City charity team members and was won by a team by the name of Bayirn Bru