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Peter Vardy Edinburgh backs Edinburgh hospices £26 million campaign

Peter Vardy Edinburgh has teamed up with St Columba's Hospice to support the care provided.

St Columba's Hospice, the Edinburgh charity which provides specialist palliative care to patients and their families, has been named as the dealership's charity partner and the dealer group will devote its charity fundraising expertise to the final push to raise the funds needed to finish the £26 million rebuilding of St Columba’s Hospice in Boswall Road, overlooking the Firth of Forth.

Peter Vardy nationally donates 10% of all its profits to charitable purposes and each dealership has an individual charity partner which it supports and promotes.

The St Columba's Hospice rebuild will create a state-of-the-art, specialist palliative care facility with a bright, spacious and modern 30 bed in-patient unit.

There will be dedicated accommodation for day services and outpatient clinics to suit the needs of a changing care service. There will be a new spiritual space – the Columba Room – which looks over gardens and across the road the education centre provides specialist palliative care education locally and across the UK.

While the new facility is being completed, St Columba's Hospice has taken up temporary accommodation at Kirklands House in Gogarbank, close to the Peter Vardy showroom. It will move into its new accommodation this year.

Guy Watson, managing partner of Peter Vardy Edinburgh, said: "St Columba's is an institution in Edinburgh. It has brought comfort to innumerable people over the last several decades and we are very happy to have it as our charity partner. It can depend on strong support from our staff, suppliers and customers."

St Columba’s Hospice has been caring for patients in Edinburgh and the Lothians with cancer and other terminal illnesses since 1977.

The day services, in-patient unit and community nursing team provide specialist care to more than 1,000 people and their families each year. St Columba’s is a charity, not part of the NHS. It costs over £7m each year to provide these services to local people. All services are given completely free of charge to all those who need care and support.

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