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Wallace Monument lit blue today to mark 40th anniversary of local hospice

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Today, the Wallace Monument will be illumined blue to mark the 40th anniversary of the Starthcarron Hospice which has provided palliative care across Forth Valley including Stirling since 1981.

The monument will be lit blue in recognition of the work of the hospice and charity are also involved in research around palliative care.

Commenting on the event to mark the 40th anniversary Carol Beattie, the chief executive of Stirling council described the hospice as “an immense source of comfort for families across Stirling and Forth Valley over the last 40 years”

Credit: Stirling Council.

Beattie added that the illuminating of the monument “is a show of gratitude from the people of Stirling” to the “compassionate and committed staff”

Commenting on the event , the chief executive of Strathcarron Hospice, Irene Mckie said

Irene McKie Image Credit:Strathcarron Hospice

“We are delighted with this gesture from Stirling Council. It has always been a great privilege for us to provide our service to the people of Stirling. After such a difficult year when our staff have worked so hard to keep services going and expand our community based care, it is a huge morale boost for them to have this recognition. Thank you so much for your support.”

Feature image Credit: National Wallace Monument

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