Driving Support for Glasgow's Hospice

10th July 2014

Taggarts Motor Group as part of Lookers plc, have gifted The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice a brand new car as part of their ongoing support to the Brick by Brick Appeal. On Thursday 10 July 2014 Dealer Principal from Taggarts, Brian Herlihy, handed the keys to the Nissan Qashqai Tekna to the Hospice's celebrity ambassador Karen Dunbar.

The gifted car which is valued over £23,000 will play a significant role in allowing the Hospice to spead the word of the Brick by Brick Appeal in the Glasgow community. It is a vital resource which will be used by medical and fundraising teams on a daily basis.

Brian Herlihy from Taggarts said: "I am delighted to be handing the keys over to Karen Dunbar today. Taggarts are passionately engaged with the Brick by Brick Appeal and it is great this branded car will be used to help the Hospice reach out into the community even further."

Brick by Brick supporter Karen Dunbar was very impressed with the car. She said: What a fantastic vehicle for the Hospice to have. On behalf of the Hospice I would like to thank Brian and his team for their generous support. It will make a crucial impact in raising the profile of this Hospice."

Chief Executive of Lookers, Andy Bruce, has also been announced as the latest ambassador to the Hospice. He said: "From myself and indeed all at Taggarts Motor Group, we feel truly priviledged to get involved in such an important cause. We are thrilled to be supporting the Hospice, I am honoured to be an ambassador."

The Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice exists to help patients with life limiting illnesses and their loved ones achieve the best quality of life possible. Caring for over 1,200 patients every year, the Hospice's Brick by Brick Appeal was launched to build a new Hospice for the people of Glasgow. The state-of-the-art building in Bellahouston Park will be a major step forward in the provision of palliative care allowing the Hospice to improve current services and lower the age limit to 15 and above.

For more information please contact:

Kirstin Anderson, The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice.
kirstin.anderson@ppwh.org.uk 0141 429 5599
About the The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice

The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice, situated on the River Clyde in Glasgow, exists to help patients with life-limiting illnesses achieve the best quality of life possible for the precious time they have remaining. This is made possible by providing clinical, emotional, social and spiritual care and support for patients, their families, children and carers. All care is free of charge and annual running costs for the Hospice will reach £4.9 million this year, of which £3 million must come from fundraising and voluntary donations.

In 2012 the Hospice launched their Brick by Brick Appeal to build a new facility in Glasgow. In addition to enhancing existing services for adults, it will also encompass a specialist palliative care service for young people aged 15 and above for the first time. Planning for the new Hospice to be located on a site next to Bellahouston Park has been approved by Glasgow City Council and more information can be found online at www.ppwh.org.uk/brickbybrick

Issued by The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice.

About Taggarts Motor Group

Taggarts Motor Group is one of the best-known names in the Scottish motor trade.The Group has presence in Glasgow and Motherwell covering the franchises of Land Rover, Jaguar, Volvo, Peugeot, Nissan and Hyundai along with a group bodyshop and the parts wholesaling business.

Taggarts is owned by Lookers plc, a multi-franchise dealer group which represents over 23 volumne and prestigious car manufacturers in England and Wales. The Lookers family includes Taggarts Motor Group and Lomond Audi Group in Scotland and Charles Hurst in Northern Ireland http://www.lookersplc.com/lookers-group/taggarts