Over £800 raised for worthy local cause

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A Forfar opticians has donated more than £800 to Lippen Care at Strathmore Hospice following its successful bingo night.

Specsavers recently held the fund-raiser at Strathmore Cricket Club and has since visited the facility to hand over the money and learn more about its vital work.

Blair Michie, store director at Specsavers Forfar, said: “We are delighted that our bingo night raised so much money for the charity as it plays such a vital role within our community.

“It was a pleasure to meet with the staff at Lippen Care who gave us a tour of the facility and also explained more about the service it offers.

“The charity has developed a very calming and welcoming environment where patients and their families are being offered the best possible care. The amount of money and equipment that is required to offer this service is astounding, which is why it’s so important that the local community supports this great cause.

“We would like to thank everyone who supported our Bingo Night and helped us to raise money for Lippen Care.”

Marion Hood, manager at the charity, said: “On behalf of Lippen Care, our thanks go to all the staff at Specsavers Forfar for their wonderful donation of over £800, proceeds of a very successful bingo night.

“This total is a wonderful tribute to the staff for all their hard work in organising such an event. We were delighted members of staff were able to visit the Strathmore Hospice.

“Lippen Care still has positive support from groups and individuals who generously support our fund-raising and donations such as this mean so much to us. We try to encourage a home-from-home atmosphere in the Hospice and make patients’ time here as beneficial and comfortable as possible.

“We are committed to supporting and developing all palliative care services in the Strathmore Hospice, Clova and Isla Wards, as well as in the local community and donations are not used for any less worthy purposes. You can be assured the money will be put to very good use and will go a long way in enhancing the care and comfort of patients and families.”