ST MARGARET of Scotland Hospice received an early Christmas present from the historic Order of St John in Dunbartonshire.
A cheque for £500 was presented to chief executive officer Sister Rita OBE when the chairman Wing Commander George Campbell visited the hospice.
St John Dunbartonshire has been a long time financial supporter of the facility.
The St Margaret of Scotland Hospice is a recognised charity that for some 60 years has offered compassion, dedicated commitment and excellent care to patients with advanced life-limiting illness and also to the older person with complex medical and nursing needs. It has a wide range of facilities for the local and wider community, including a day centre.
Other beneficiaries to receive cheques for £500 this year from St John Dunbartonshire were the Acorn Centre ‘one stop shop’ for children at Vale of Leven Hospital, the Mugdock Trust to enhance disabled access at Mugdock Country Park, the Arrochar Mountain Rescue Team, and the Luss-based Loch Lomond Rescue Boat. A further £1,000 was donated to assist the St John Eye Hospital in Jerusalem.
The Order of St John in Scotland supports medical and rescue charities, in particular mountain rescue and palliative care, and provided the Drymen base of the Loch Lomond Mountain Rescue Team.