The amazing family gesture behind our Grand Prize Draw

Like so many matters related to our fundraising efforts, our Grand Prize Draw came about because of a very personal connection to the Hospice and the work that is done here.

The fantastic first prize in the draw, a brand-new Suzuki Celerio car, was donated to the Hospice by the McKitrick family, in association with Phoenix Suzuki  in Paisley, in memory of their mother Mary McKitrick who spent her last days at the Hospice last year.

Tom McKitrick, who is the Car Dealership’s Sales Director, played a key part in arranging the fantastic donation, which will enable the Hospice to raffle tickets for the draw, with all proceeds going to the care of patients.

His sister Christina spoke to us to explain the family’s connection.

She said: “St Margaret of Scotland Hospice cared for our mother in the last few days of her life.

“The care and attention given by Professor Welsh and his team, the presence and prayers of Father Frank and the comfort offered to our mother and family gave us strength at such a sad and difficult time.

“We grew up with Mum telling us of the work of Sister Rita and the Sisters in Clydebank. We had been told of their dedication, compassion and care for those in need as death approached.

“We remember our mother’s words and we have been truly fortunate that Mum received such care and comfort.

“Our thanks and gratitude to Sister Rita and her team for caring for Mum and supporting our family when we were in need.”

We would like to invite you join us in thanking the McKitrick family for this truly amazing and touching gesture, and to support their effort by taking part in our Grand Prize Draw, which will be drawn on Friday, 31 March 2017.  If you already have tickets for the Draw, please return these as soon as possible to ensure your entry.

Tickets are just £1 and can be obtained in singles or in books – please contact our fundraising team on 0141 435 7018 or fundraising@smh.org.uk.