Kilimanjaro climb raises £8525 for St Andrew’s Hospice

Wallace Quinn Managing Director John Quinn visited St Andrew’s Hospice in Airdrie this week to present a cheque following his recent fundraising trip to Africa.  In March John was part of a team that climbed Africa’s highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.

John set himself a target of £8000, but smashed through this, raising a total of £8525.  The money raised will go towards the hospice’s Capital Appeal, and ambitious £9 million pound fundraising drive to help the hospice deliver modern hospice care for the next thirty years.

John met with hospice fundraiser Bobby Mason to hand over the cheque.

John Quinn presents cheque to St Andrew's Hospice Fundraiser Bobby Mason
John Quinn presents cheque to St Andrew’s Hospice Fundraiser Bobby Mason

Bobby said,

“St Andrew Hospice needs to raise nearly £4.6 million each year to provide care and support for patients, families and carers across Lanarkshire and we couldn’t do it without the remarkable work of each and every one of our fundraisers.  Wallace Quinn’s support for the hospice is longstanding and greatly appreciated, with John’s latest donation simply superb.” 

John says,

“I was blown away by the generosity of family, friends and colleagues who sponsored me on a personal challenge to both climb Kilimanjaro and raise a significant sum for St Andrew’s Hospice.   Wallace Quinn has been supporting St Andrew’s Hospice with fundraising activities since we first opened for business and it an association I know will continue for many years.   The Hospice does a remarkable job of helping individuals and families when they need help the most and it is a real privilege for us to be able to assist in any way we can.”

St Andrew’s Hospice opened in 1986 to provide palliative care and support for patients, families and carers. Although it receives funding from NHS Lanarkshire, the hospice requires to raise significant funds every year. The £9 million capital appeal reflects the considerable changes to equipment and facilities needed to deliver modern hospice care since St Andrew’s first opened.

Wallace Quinn’s next fundraising event for St Andrew’s Hospice will be the firm’s annual Golf Day at Dullatur Golf Club on Thursday 26 September.