Paisley Hospice received £120,000 cash boost
Tuesday, 13 October 2020
ACCORD Hospice in Paisley has secured a vital cash boost of £120,000 from The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust.
It costs £3.6million annually in operation costs alone to run ACCORD Hospice and most of its funding comes from donations and legacies. Due to COVID-19, like many other charities, these were severely impacted by the pandemic, while demand for the Hospice’s services were under increasing demand.
The Hospice applied to the Charity Survival Fund – established by Julia and Hans Rausing in July 2020 – for funding to help with everyday running costs of the Hospice and was successful in its application to the sum of £120,000.
The Charity Survival Fund was set up with a fund of £18m which charities were encouraged to apply for funding to help with running costs.
David McFadden, Fundraising and Communications Manager at ACCORD, said: “We are completely overcome to have received this additional funding for the Hospice at such a difficult time for everyone. All sectors have been severely impacted by the pandemic, but especially the third sector as many of our supporters are not in a position to be able to donate as before, now and for the foreseeable future. This will go some way to helping provide for our patients and their families during what is already a very difficult time to make their time with us as pleasant an experience as possible.”
For more information on upcoming events and ideas on how to fundraise for ACCORD Hospice, visit www.accordhospice.org.uk/support-us
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