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Tam Cowan donned his chef’s whites this week to launch The Big Summer Sizzle!

The newspaper columnist and broadcaster joined hospice staff for a barbecue to launch the latest Scotland’s Hospices Together fundraising campaign.

Tam is encouraging everyone to reach for the ketchup and mustard and host a barbecue to raise funds for hospices across Scotland: “I am absolutely thrilled to support The Big Summer Sizzle. There’s nothing better than filling your face with a burger or three, so what a great way to raise money for your local hospice.”

Scotland’s Hospices Together is a national partnership between ten of Scotland’s independent hospices, working together to highlight the work of local hospice care across Scotland. As part of its remit, Scotland’s Hospices Together will be co-ordinating joint fundraising campaigns to benefit all participating hospices.

John Brady, Chair of Scotland’s Hospices Together and Head of Fundraising at St Andrew’s Hospice in Airdrie, explains: “We are delighted The Big Summer Sizzle has returned for 2018. We hope as many people as possible across Scotland to get together with friends, family or colleagues and host a barbecue to support their local Hospice.  These hospices provide end-of-life care and support to patients and their families and are reliant on donations and voluntary support to continue providing that care.”

Get involved!

The Big Summer Sizzle is a wonderfully simple way to support St Columba’s Hospice while having fun with your friends, family or colleagues.

The aim is to get as many people as possible across Edinburgh and the Lothians taking part to raise vital funds for their local Hospice.

All you need to do is:

1. Pick a date in June to host your barbecue.

2. Contact us for a fundraising pack and support materials such as collection cans, buckets or t-shirts.

3. Think of ways you can raise money at your barbecue e.g. host a raffle or tombola, run your own bar, hire a face painter or balloon maker and ask for donations.

To get started, request your free fundraising pack by contacting Hannah Graham on 0131 551 1381 or email fund@stcolumbashospice.org.uk.

Further info:

Member hospices include ACCORD Hospice, Ardgowan Hospice, Ayrshire Hospice, Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS), Highland Hospice, The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice, St Andrew’s Hospice, St Columba’s Hospice, St Vincent’s Hospice and Strathcarron Hospice.

Visit www.scotlandshospices.org for more information.


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