The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice at Carlton Place, Glasgow, provides free person-centred and family-focused palliative care and support.

Our specialist staff and wonderful volunteers are trained to work with those individuals and families who are living with significant challenges to their health and wellbeing. In day care and on the wards, more than 1200 patients and families are cared for every year.

We have outgrown our much-loved hospice building – it no longer meets our requirements or vision for the future of care of patients and their families – and are raising £21 million to build a brand new, purpose-built hospice on a leafy green site in the city’s Bellahouston Park. The foundations have gone down, construction work has begun and patients are expected to move in 2018.

But we still need to raise the remaining £2.4m to reach our target. Buy a Brick, the latest phase of our Brick by Brick Appeal encourages supporters to text ‘BRICK’ to 70660 to donate £5, or donate online at, and this #givingtuesday we’re asking people to support this vital campaign.

Our aim is to bring 21st-century hospice care to the people of Glasgow, a major step forward in the provision of palliative care services, providing us with the flexibility to develop and improve our services and lower our age limit to 16-year-old patients.