Forth Valley’s No 1 Radio Station Central FM and their listeners have smashed an amazing target to help Strathcarron Hospice raise £1million through their supportive fundraising efforts.

Central FM partnered with the Hospice five years ago during which time they have created on air fundraising campaigns such as the annual Big Birthday Tea Party and Win Your Wedding.

The Hospice provides essential services for patients with life-limiting conditions (including end-of-life care) for patients living in Forth Valley and Cumbernauld and Kilsyth in North Lanarkshire.

Jackie Johnston, Fundraising Manager at Strathcarron Hospice, said: "Our friends at Central FM have been instrumental in supporting Strathcarron Hospice fundraising appeals, events and campaigns over the years and their listeners have pulled out all the stops to get behind us. 

 

“I love the thought of a listener who hears something, whether driving to work, on the school-run or taking a coffee break, which moves them to take action to donate or raise money for the Hospice. These are the people, often unheard and unseen, who make what we do possible; providing specialist support, love, compassion and dignity for all those in our care". 

 

Ann Marie Miller, Station Manager at Central FM, said: “Since the partnership began in 2019 we have worked closely with the team at Strathcarron to create fundraising campaigns that compel and motivate our audience to react by donating, signing up to fundraise, buy a ticket for an event or quite simply volunteer for this amazing charity. 

“When the pandemic hit, Strathcarron and Central FM came up with the idea to quite simply ‘Stand with Strathcarron’, we donated a high percentage of our airtime and presenter reads over to the hospice and our audience totally got behind the appeal and within a few months the wonderful people of the Forth Valley were phoning in, emailing, sending pictures and videos of what they were doing and collectively they raised over £400,000 in four short months.  

"We continue to strive each year to come up with creative audio that tells the story of Strathcarron Hospice in an informative but emotive way to enable our audience to see the difference they can make. We look forward to working in partnership with them for many more years to come.”

In 2022-23 the Hospice provided care for 323 patients in our 24 patient bedded unit, supported 357 Hospice at Home patients including 3286 visits, carried out 6435 Community Nurse Specialists visits to 1109 new patients and made 8142 clinical calls.

The Hospice has to raise £16,637 daily to provide the specialist end of life care and services to individuals and their families across its communities.

For further information about becoming a corporate partner or fundraising for the hospice visit Strathcarron Hospice Fundraisers

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