Charity BBQ initiative launched in Scotland
Published:  11 April, 2017

Scottish hospices are to benefit from a new BBQ campaign that will raise funds for the care homes.

Scottish hospices are to benefit from a new BBQ campaign that will raise funds for the care homes.

The Big Scotch Beef Sizzle is being run by Scotland’s Hospices Together, with support from Scotch Beef PGI. Weather presenter Judith Ralston (pictured) is the face of the project.

Scotland’s Hospices Together is a partnership of 10 of the country’s independent hospices and the Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS). The partnership was designed to support and highlight the work of hospice care in Scotland.

“One of the joys of our country is the variety, and unpredictability, of our weather, which means hosting a BBQ is always an adventure,” said Ralston. “The secret it to be prepared – pack an umbrella along with the suncream and there will be nothing to stop the fun. I would encourage everyone to get involved in the Big Scotch Beef Sizzle, which is a fantastic way to help your local hospice and your local community.”

The fundraising scheme will see communities host barbecues through the month of June, at which attendees will pay to eat.

“We are delighted to be launching our first-ever national fundraising campaign ‘The Big Scotch Beef Sizzle’, with huge thanks to Scotch Beef PGI for supporting this initiative,” said John Brady, head of fundraising at St Andrew’s Hospice and chair of Scotland’s Hospices Together.

“We would like to encourage as many people as possible across Scotland to host a barbecue in June to support their local hospice. These hospices provide end-of-life care and support to patients and their families and are reliant on donations and voluntary support to continue providing care.”

Carol McLaren, head of communications for Quality Meat Scotland (QMS), added: “This initiative offers a great opportunity for people to take time out together and enjoy cooking top-quality local food, like Scotch Beef PGI, with friends and family, while at the same time supporting a cause which is at the heart of our local communities.”