Information for Supporters

Information for Supporters

Supporters

Thank you for your continued and much valued support. If you require advice about visiting our hospice, the events you are organising, your own fundraising activity or events you are participating in, please contact our Fundraising Team via email fundraising@accord.org.uk or call 0141 581 2000 and we will be pleased to offer support as best we can.

The Hospice continues to make critical decisions each week about whether to cancel fundraising events, continue with certain fundraising activity and to monitor the impact of these uncertain times.

We have already had to postpone or cancel some events up until the end of August at the moment and have seen some decline in giving. We believe the impact on our income will be significant.

We have decided to restrict any non-essential events at the hospice until further notice, with further restrictions placed on events outside the hospice.

Handing in Donations or items for shops

We have re-opened two of our retail outlets – our Glasgow Road Store and the Paisley Centre shop – at this time using our staff members and some of our volunteers. We hope to open our Causeyside Street shop on 20 July and the remaining three shops shortly thereafter. Our units won’t be opened up until we are happy with our safety setup within each shop – namely our social distancing, cleaning and hygiene and staff and customer safety and protection arrangements.

Our retail activities are being monitored on a day to day basis to protect those in public facing roles and things may change again fairly quickly.

At this time;

  • Our Glasgow Road Store is the only location which will accept donations and in a new designated decontamination area
  • It is currently very busy and is only taking donations (bagged please) on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 10am to 1pm
  • We hope to open this to other days in the next couple of weeks
  • We are now also able to arrange uplifts if we deem it safe to do so – but, for obvious reasons, we will need to be more specific in the questions we ask you before we can arrange this
  • Facemasks are mandatory for all customers – please help us out by wearing these as you enter the shops

Our hospice building on Morton Avenue is still open and we are able to take monetary donations at most times.

If you have any questions or queries surrounding our shops then please call 0141 887 4786.

Fundraising Events

The next few months are going to impact the Hospice financially as it will everyone. We are looking at cancelling/postponing various events in order to protect those involved in participation and delivery.

The Hospice will still need your support as will the community around you.

If you have already signed up for an event that has been postponed, keep going with your fundraising, your training at home if you can and send us in lots of pictures!

Whether you can think of a creative way to fundraise at home – we would love to hear from you. We have some idea’s in the pipeline so please look out.

If you want to see how you can help then contact 0141 581 2000 or drop us an email at fundraising@accord.org.uk

We are currently following guidance from the Scottish Government to support these decisions but also taking additional measures to protect the health and well-being of everyone.