Harper Macleod, via its HM Connect support and referral network, is delighted have paid for a day of care at the Marie Curie Hospice, Glasgow by raising more than £7500.
The firm is a long term supporter of Marie Curie in Scotland and actively encourages further support for the charity from the HM Connect network.
This year, it chose to do this by marking the day of the HM Connect annual conference at Gleneagles. HM Connect members were invited to contribute to the day of funding by:
- Attending the conference – HM Connect donated £10 from every delegate place sold to Pay for A Day. This raised over £2,000.
- Donate £20 to fund one hour of nursing care. Delegates were encouraged to make a donation with their conference booking, which raised over £5,000.
Thanks to network support and contributions, over £7500 was raised – more than covering the costs of a day of care at the Hospice – which includes 30 in-patient beds and an exceptional outpatient service.
Anne Macdonald, Partner and head of HM Connect, said: “Our members have been keen supporters of Marie Curie for a number of years and it was particularly fitting to mark our annual gathering by attempting to Pay for a Day. Looking at the tremendous work carried out by Marie Curie, we know it will have made a real difference to all those cared for in the Hospice in those 24 hours and we’re hoping to be able to repeat the feat in 2016.”
A spokesperson for Marie Curie said: “An amazing achievement – Marie Curie extends a huge thank you to HM Connect for this donation and for their support and invaluable awareness raising of our services across Scotland.”
HM Connect is the leading support and referral network for law firms in Scotland with more than 285 member firms. Driven by Harper Macleod, it provides additional legal resources for areas of law in which member firms don’t practice, and support where required.
You can find out more about Marie Curie and the Pay for a Day scheme here.