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MOD Guards raise thousands for Children’s Hospice

25 February 2016
Members of the Ministry of Defence’s Guard Service at HM Naval Base Clyde have recently raised thousands of pounds for the Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS).

The Service’s Yellow Watch were out and about the massive military site collecting cash during their annual “bring a pound to work day”.

Kind-hearted Naval Base workers dug deep and an impressive £2,758.60 was collected for the charity.

Paisley man Stevie Pursley, one of the Guards who organised the event, said:  “We have been raising money for CHAS for a number of years now at the site and I’m very happy to say that we topped last year’s total of £2,200.  

We have been raising money for CHAS for a number of years now

Stevie Pursley

“We received a lovely letter from the charity thanking us for all our support over the years so I’d like to pass on that thanks to everyone who got behind the charity and contributed and to Babcock who kick-started us with a £500 donation.”

The money will go towards supporting the children and families at CHAS’ Robin House in Balloch.

Opened in 2005, Robin House offers a purpose built ‘home from home’ with accommodation for eight families across Scotland at any one time.

Expert care is on hand to help them make the most of each day and live life to the full.    

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