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Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland (CHSS) is celebrating after receiving a £2,500 gift from The Patron’s Fund, the charitable fund set up to acknowledge the work of the charitable organisations for which Her Majesty, The Queen acts as a Patron, on the occasion of her 90th birthday.
Around £750,000 is available to distribute between nearly 300 charities and other organisations in the UK and the Commonwealth. The Fund received generous donations from a range of supporters; including individual donors, businesses, schools, community groups and the proceeds from The Patron’s Lunch, the event on the Mall last June.
CHSS is a Scottish health charity improving the quality of life for people in Scotland affected by chest, heart and stroke illness. Our services reach every community across Scotland, directly supporting more than 18,000 each year and representing more than 500,000 people across Scotland who are living with chest, heart or stroke illness.
Paul Okroj, Head of Volunteering said “We are delighted to have The Queen as our Patron and volunteers are vital to the success of CHSS. This money will help us to enhance our volunteering programme across Scotland. Giving us a chance to help and support more people living with long term effects of these life changing illnesses and helping them achieve stronger, longer lives.”
Sir Stuart Etherington, Chair of The Board of Trustees for The Patron’s Fund, said:
‘The Patron’s Fund is very pleased to be able to support CHSS with its valuable work. Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland is among hundreds of organisations for which The Queen acts as a Patron, which between them make a difference to causes and communities in the UK and throughout the Commonwealth.’