Coffee Morning Aims to Help "Repay" Hospice
Tuesday 03rd September 2019
A coffee “morning” in aid of St. Vincent’s Hospice will be taking place on Sunday 29 September in Habbies Bar and Grill in Kilbarchan as part of their Ambassador, Victoria Hamilton’s, efforts to raise £10,000 for the charity.
Victoria, who is also running the Loch Ness Marathon in October, has been working tirelessly for several months to raise this incredible sum of money in memory of her father, who was cared for by the Hospice before sadly passing away in November last year.
Victoria said: “The days and weeks leading up to Dad’s admission were dark. His illness had taken grip and spread to his brain. Every day he seemed to deteriorate further. We were close to breaking point, and simply didn’t know where else to turn.
“From the moment he was admitted to St. Vincent’s, we felt rescued. I had always naively thought a hospice was a place you went to die; but now I know that a hospice is a place you go to live. Where you need not suffer any pain. A place where emotional support is available around the clock for the family and a patient’s last breath is made as dignified and as comfortable as possible.
“For the 27 days my dad was under their care, I estimate that it would have taken approximately £10,000 of charity funding to provide his care alone. It is my mission to repay these costs as a small gesture for my family’s gratitude for being our salvation when we needed it most.
“This coffee morning has been organised by one of my wonderful friends, Alyson Scott, who wants to do as much as she can to support this fundraising goal. She has held these events in the past and they have been incredibly successful, and when she heard that I am around £3,000 away from my target, she decided to host the event to support this amazing Hospice.”
The event takes place on Sunday 29 September from 1 – 4pm in Habbies Bar and Grill, 25 New Street, Kilbarchan. If you can’t make it, but would still like to support Victoria’s fundraising efforts, please give what you can at: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/victoria-hamilton7