Strathcarron Hospice in Denny has received a welcome boost with the arrival of a new ‘neighbour’ – Mactaggart & Mickel Homes.
The family-owned housebuilder has donated £1,000 to support the Hospice in its work.
The award-winning Scottish company is building 55 new homes and apartments less than half a mile from the Hospice on the southern banks of the River Carron.
The cheque was presented to Claire Macdonald, Business Development Fundraiser at Strathcarron Hospice by Mactaggart & Mickel director, Joanne Casey. Joanne explained that she was keen to establish a relationship with the Hospice team as part of the company’s ongoing support for the wider community, as its Carrongrove development – off Tarduff Place - progresses.
She said: “The Hospice is so deserving of our support. The dedication, comfort and warmth of everyone I met today is clearly evident, and I hope we can continue to support not only their fundraising efforts, but also the wider Denny community.”
Claire Macdonald added: “We were delighted to welcome Joanne Casey to the Hospice on Tuesday to see first-hand how the company’s kind support will help to make a difference. As an independent hospice we rely on the support of our local community to keep our services running. This donation will help us continue to care for local people facing a terminal illness and their families, and we are incredibly grateful to all at Mactaggart & Mickel for this kind support.“
Building Communities Fund
Mactaggart & Mickel Homes have a long history of supporting good causes. In 2016 it established its Building Communities Fund to help organisations and projects which enhance the lives of people within their local communities.
The fund is open throughout the year to applications from charities, community groups, sports teams and schools within a five mile radius of any Mactaggart & Mickel Homes development under construction, including Carrongrove.