Highland Hospice has launched a final push to hit its £4.5million target for the charity’s new facility in Inverness.
After a busy summer of fundraising, the “project build appeal” has reached the £4.1million mark -leaving £400,000 needed to be raised this month and next.
The hospice’s new riverside Inpatient Unit is poised to open its doors to patients in November.
Chairman Norman Macdonald said: “The Hospice is so grateful to have received such an extraordinary level of support from the public over the past three years.
“We are delighted to have raised £4.1million for this fantastic new facility, and this is testament to the kindness and generosity of all the communities in the Highlands.
“With just over two months left of project build appeal I would urge anyone who is able, to get behind us and help us to reach our final target.”
The successful summer included sending out a letter with a donation form to all Highland households in July, generating a “fantastic response”.
The hospice also issued “Brick-by-Brick” home money boxes last year, and has reminded supporters to return them by October before the appeal ends.
Events in the final weeks include a car raffle run by MacGregor Industrial Supplies, a ‘Bungee Ness’ jump which Tesco Inverness is running at Bogbain Farm on September 17, a Kingsmills Hotel golf day and dinner on September 30, a new “Ness Factor” singing competition, and the the Allie MacKenzie Memorial Dinner at the Kingsmills Hotel on October 29.
Highland Hospice’s head of fundraising Andrew Leaver said: “Although we are close to completing the building of our Inpatient Unit we still need funds to ensure the interior provides a truly relaxing and therapeutic environment.
“Our Project Build Appeal will continue right up until the new Hospice opens, so please take this last chance to make a donation or attend one of our Appeal events in September or October.”
“Every donation we receive will really make a difference to the hospice care we can deliver in the future.”