This Saturday is our annual Strathcarron Day as we celebrate our Charity Partnership with Strathcarron Hospice.
Strathcarron Hospice remains open for patients and families throughout the festive season, with staff and volunteers making sure all patients and their families receive the best possible care, love and support.
Over the year, the Hospice provides this specialist care to over 1,400 people through a variety of services including a 24-bed inpatient unit, day care, Hospice@Home, community nurse specialists and family support service. As a charity, it relies on the continued support of the local community in order to keep these services running, and needs to raise £12,900 every single day of the year.
The club have issued free tickets to staff and patients of the Hospice and we will also welcome a number VIP guests to the Boardroom. All club staff and coaching staff will proudly wear Strathcarron Badges during Saturday’s match and you will see various branding in our Matchday Programme and social media across the week.
In association with our friends at Falkirk Round Table, Santa will make an appearance on Saturday and will help Round Table Members in collecting donations for Strathcarron around the ground pre-match.
Later this month, a number of our first team players will visit Strathcarron to spread some festive cheer!
Claire Macdonald of Strathcarron Hospice, commented: “When someone you care about is seriously ill, you want to know they’re getting the best possible care and treatment. We do too.
“We are honoured to provide specialist end of life care, love and support to local people living with, and dying from, a terminal illness, and firmly believe that people should not only die well, but live well until the end of life. This ethos underpins everything we do here at Strathcarron.
To provide our services, we need to raise over £12,900 a day and we rely on the continued support of our local community. We are delighted that our Corporate Partner, Falkirk FC, is working with the Falkirk Round Table to raise funds to support our patients and their families over the festive season, and we are incredibly grateful to all involved for their generous support.”
Kieran Koszary, Commercial Director, said: “Our charity partnership with Strathcarron Hospice is one we are extremely proud of and everyone at the club is looking forward to our Strathcarron Day on Saturday.
“We will continue to do everything we can to help the Hospice raise funds and awareness and to put a smile on the faces of the patients and their families.”
LIGHT UP A LIFE CAMPAIGN
The Hospice recognises that at this time of year, when the family is gathered, the absence of a loved one has a great impact on us all. Of course loved ones remain in our hearts every day but Christmas is particularly poignant as we reflect on memories of years gone by. In celebration of those who are no longer with us, special lights are shining bright in the gardens of Strathcarron Hospice, as part of its annual Light up a Life appeal. You too can join the Hospice in celebrating the life of a loved one this festive season by dedicating a light in their memory. Visit strathcarronhospice.net/light-up-a-life-19 to find out more.