Firm is driving force for hospice patients

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A volunteer driver from 
Bishopbriggs picked up the keys to a wheelchair accessible car for the local Marie Curie Hospice, thanks to the generosity of a city firm.

Mobility specialists Allied Vehicles Group gifted the car to terminal illness charity Marie Curie, meaning more people will be able to attend outpatient care at the hospice, saving the charity £6,600 a year on the cost of taxis.

The car, a Peugeot HorizonTM, has been donated through an open ended lease deal and is a fully wheelchair accessible vehicle built by Allied in Glasgow. It will be used by the charity’s volunteer drivers to transport people to and from the hospice to access care. This could include appointments to see a physiotherapist or attend a weekly regular social group.

Allied Vehicles managing director, Peter Facenna, said: “Our head office is in the catchment area for the hospice so many of our staff have had first-hand experience of the fantastic work they do. We are so pleased to be able to support it.”

Georgina Bushell partnerships manager for Marie Curie, said: “We’re very grateful to Allied for this generous donation.”