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Lanarkshire hospice launches Christmas care appeal

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St Andrew’s Hospice has launched its “marvellous Christmas” appeal, asking for support to make the festive season a special one for patients and their families.The charity, which cares for patients from across Lanarkshire who have life-limiting conditions or need palliative care, is asking for help to provide treats ranging from trees to Christmas dinner – and to help fund a day of its vital work over the holidays.Relatives and staff at the Airdrie hospice told of the impact of the special touches to make Christmas “magical” for patients and their families as they came together to get the latest fundraiser underway at its Henderson Street base.The Lanarkshire Live app is available to download now.

Get all the news from your area – as well as features, entertainment, sport and the latest on Lanarkshire’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic – straight to your fingertips, 24/7.The free download features the latest breaking news and exclusive stories, and allows you to customise your page to the sections that matter most to you.Head to the App Store and never miss a beat in Lanarkshire - iOS - Android An online donation page has been set up and lists a number of potential donation amounts and their uses, which will help “ensure patients and their families from across Lanarkshire get the compassionate care and support they need and the wonderful Christmas they deserve”.

Hospice officials say: “A gift of £26.99 will pay for a Christmas tree and decorations for a patient’s bedroom; £58.40 will allow a patient and three of their family members to celebrate with a delicious Christmas dinner, and £165 is enough to buy six Christmas Eve boxes containing special gifts for our patients.“An incredibly generous gift of £709.92

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