Kilbryde Hospice is giving supporters the chance to help fund the hospice by sponsoring a brick in ‘Tony’s Path’.
By sponsoring a brick not only are you helping to support your local hospice but it can be a fitting tribute to remember a loved, honour a special person or occasion in your life. The engraved bricks are placed in the path that wanders around the grounds of Kilbryde Hospice which visitors and patients can enjoy for years to come.
The brick sponsorship starts at £60 for a single paver, and ordering couldn’t be easier. Kilbryde Hospice can also offer bricks for not only individuals but groups, companies and schools who wish to have their own specially engraved brick in the path as a great way of showing their support for the hospice.
Tony’s path is in memory of Tony McGuinness whose vision and goal it was to establish a Hospice in South Lanarkshire. He was concerned with the inequality of access to palliative care in Lanarkshire, Tony McGuinness established The Kilbryde Hospice Appeal in 2001 and was Chairman until his death in 2011.
His vision was to develop a purpose built hospice with both in patient and day care facilities, to serve the people of South Lanarkshire. This was a difficult challenge and at times the obstacles seemed insurmountable.
Tony developed Parkinson’s disease which gradually impacted on his health but this did not deter him from achieving his goal. After many years of campaigning, he was delighted to sign a partnership agreement with Lanarkshire Health Board paving the way for palliative care provision in South Lanarkshire.
He fundraised tirelessly and with the support of board members and other devoted volunteers, raised over two million pounds towards the fund. He was proud to see the opening of Kilbryde Hospice Day Care Centre in East Kilbride in 2008, a significant milestone in palliative care provision.
Tony was involved in planning the new hospice, on a site adjacent to Hairmyres
Hospital. He would be delighted that his good friend, Alex Ferguson, cut the first sod, signalling commencement of the building of South Lanarkshire’s purpose built hospice facility.
For further information please contact:
Jim Mclean on 01355 202020 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please visit www.kilbrydehospice.org.uk for further information.