A cause close to our hearts
Everyone has a charity or cause that is close to their hearts and they like to support in whatever way they can, whether it be volunteering or fundraising.
As a family, we have done both for Strathcarron Hospice over the years but we love being able to capture their various events on film and helping promote the amazing services they provide to a wider audience.
Strathcarron Hospice provide specialist palliative care and expert end of life care for people across Forth Valley, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth. They provide care to people with illnesses that cannot be cured including cancer, lung, heart or kidney failure and a range of non-malignant and neurological diseases.
They are also actively involved in research and education in palliative care and we promote and influence the delivery of palliative care locally and beyond.
The services they provide are free and Strathcarron Hospice is run as a charity but it costs over £6.5 million each year (or around £13,000 per day) to provide the services. They received 38% funding from the NHS but the rest of the month has to be raised through fundraising.
Strathcarron Hospice runs several events every year and this year we have captured three of those events on film. The Forth Bridge Abseil which was organised by South Queensferry Rotary Club and raises funds for various charities across Scotland. The Strathcarron Hospice 10k which was held at Stirling University in October and finally the Strathcarron Hospice Glitz & Glam Ladies Lunch at the Macdonald Inchyra Hotel in Falkirk in November. Watch the three films below.