EDF Energy donates £20,000 to Glasgow’s Hospice
A new friendship was forged with plenty of fun and frolics when Zingy and Harvey met at The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice in Glasgow.
Zingy, the EDF Energy mascot, and Harvey the Hospice Heart got together when £20,000 from EDF Energy’s Scottish Charities Fund was handed over to the hospice’s £21million Brick by Brick Appeal to build a new home for Glasgow’s Hospice.
"Over the past year EDF Energy has given more than £100,000 to charities and groups near our bases at Hunterston, Torness and East Kilbride, so I am delighted to be able to donate £20,000 from our Scottish Charity Fund to The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice’s Brick by Brick Appeal,” said EDF Energy's Scottish business director, Paul Winkle.
“The care and support the hospice gives to patients and their families in the Glasgow area is outstanding. Many of us will know the challenges that have to be faced when a loved one is affected by a life-limiting illness and it is vital that services like this one are able to go on providing that help for years to come."
Work started in September on the site at Bellahouston Park, gifted by Glasgow City Council, and patients are expected to move in 2018.
The new hospice will offer more patient beds as well as a broader range of services to day services patients, families and carers. The gold standard of palliative care will extend to young people aged from 16 and the hospice will be one of the first in Scotland to transition young people from children’s to adult services.
“We are absolutely thrilled with the support from EDF Energy, this is a fantastic contribution to the Brick by Brick Appeal,” said Heather Manson, director of fundraising at The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice.
“After five years of fundraising, this is such an exciting time for us as we see the new hospice being built at Bellahouston Park. But we still have to raise £1.45m to reach our target, so this donation makes a massive difference.”
Buy a Brick, the latest phase of the hospice’s Brick by Brick Appeal to build a new home for Glasgow’s Hospice in Bellahouston Park, launched recently.
For more information contact:Fiona McCall
External Communications Manager (Scotland)
EDF Energy in Scotland
In Scotland EDF Energy operates Hunterston B in North Ayrshire and Torness in East Lothian which employ over 1,000 staff and around 500 contracting partners across the two power stations. EDF Energy employs a further 200 office based staff in East Kilbride. As well as generating enough power to serve some 4 million homes the company also provides gas and electricity to over 80,000 Scottish customers with around half of those opting for one of the company’s Blue+ products which are backed by low-carbon generation. We operate two windfarms in the Scottish Borders and make sure we buy enough electricity generated from a low-carbon nuclear source to match every unit of electricity we estimate our Blue customers use. EDF Energy is proud to power up some of the largest organisations in the UK, including supplying almost all public sector bodies in Scotland with after being awarded Scotland’s largest electricity supply contract by annual volume from April 2013. Following a landmark agreement with Network Rail the company also provides nuclear-backed Blue energy to power up the UKs electric rail network, covering most of the south east of England and the main lines from London to Edinburgh and Glasgow, as well as the Merseyrail network around Liverpool and the Glasgow suburban network.