Our exhibition in Ocean Terminal is now open!
We’re excited to announce we’ve been chosen as Ocean Terminal’s Charity of the Year 2018!
The partnership kicks off with an exhibition of photography and patient artwork from the Hospice which is free to the public and can be found on level one of the centre.
Ocean Terminal, which sits adjacent to the Royal Yacht Britannia, is a mixed-use retail and leisure destination that champions a charity each year to raise vital funds and awareness for its chosen cause.
The shopping centre has raised over £35,000 for Children with Cancer and Leukaemia Advice and Support for Parents (CCLASP) and they hope to have the same success raising money for the Hospice.
Jon Heggie, Director of Fundraising for St Columba’s Hospice, said: “To receive the support and backing of Ocean Terminal is a great honour and a wonderful boost to the charity. It’s important that we continue to raise our profile and reach more people in the community that need us, so this is the perfect way to let more people know we are here, and we can help.”
“Everyone that supports St Columba’s Hospice through this partnership is helping people with terminal illnesses in our community get the care that is right for them and make the most of the time they have together with their loved ones.”
David Flucker (95) is an outpatient supported by the Hospice. He spent 9 months designing and building the electric train set which is on display in the exhibition, taking inspiration from buildings and places across Edinburgh and the Lothians.
David, said: “I can’t run or take on any outdoor challenges to raise money for the Hospice so this is my way of showing appreciation for the amazing support and care I’ve received over the years. It’s a wonderful service that helps many, many people and families. I hope this train set goes to a good home and raises lots of money in the process”
Michelle MacLeod, Deputy Centre Manager for Ocean Terminal, said: “We welcome over 4.2million people through the doors every year so it’s important that we choose to support a charity that resonates with our customers.
“St Columba’s Hospice is a place that holds a special place in the hearts of people across Edinburgh and the Lothians so we are delighted to announce our partnership with them. We have lots of exciting plans over the coming months and hope to raise lots of money for a fantastic local cause”.
Activity planned includes the return of the Dragon Boat Race, the Hospice exhibition including a collection of artwork and photography, a raffle to win an electric model train set built by a patient, a pop up shop set to open next month, Santa’s Grotto plus the annual Christmas wrapping service manned entirely by volunteers.
St Columba’s Hospice would like to thank all contributors and Tom Duffin Photography – www.tomduffin.com.