MARION’S House, CLIC Sargent’s new Home from Home in Glasgow was officially opened last week. The facility has 11 rooms for families who have cancer and who are receiving treatment in the nearby Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, which has just opened in the city.
CLIC Sargent Homes from Home are vital for families who regularly travel large distances for their child to be treated for cancer. They provide free self-catering accommodation, just a short walk from the hospital, so that the family (parents or carers and siblings) can stay together at this difficult time.
Celtic FC Foundation made a donation of £60,000 towards the Home from Home in Glasgow, and at the opening, Foundation CEO, Tony Hamilton, was joined by Lisbon Lion Bertie Auld. (Pictured above with CLIC Sargent CEO, Lorraine Clifton).
Tony Hamilton told the official Celtic website: “This is a fantastic facility and a great place for families to come, spend some time together and relax, and they don’t have the added worry of travel. And Celtic FC Foundation was delighted to sponsor one of the rooms.
“CLIC Sargent is one of our chosen partners. We have four main priority areas – Health, Equality, Learning and Poverty – and the work that CLIC Sargent do in the Home from Home in Glasgow ticks boxes in all four of those areas.
“There’s a real worry if you’ve got a child getting treated for cancer, there’s a lot of added pressure. Invariably, there’s a parent or guardian who has to give up work or has to reduce his or her work, so if we can help in any way, we are absolutely delighted to do so.
“And Bertie was fantastic, as always. He’s a great ambassador for Celtic and for Celtic FC Foundation. He’s just a brilliant guy, and he understands this.”