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"Record" Fundraising for New Care Unit

A MASSIVE fundraising effort for a new palliative care unit for Stranraer has almost reached its target - months ahead of schedule.

And the effort has brought praise from professional fundraiser Lorna Duncan, who is a volunteer member of the Stranraer appeal.

"Raising these sums in such a short space of time must have created some sort of record", she said.

The public appeal is now just £45,000 short of its target of £225,000 thanks to a tremendous public response and also a windfall from the winding up of the Macmillan appeal which built the new cancer unit at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary.

That had been expected to produce around £50,000. Instead, a staggering £105,000 is in the bag. That boosted the Easter total to £130,000 donated towards the replacement palliative care unit to be build in the new health complex on the Dalrymple site.

Now the £500,000 target agreed by the Macmillan-supported Stranraer Appeals Steering Group and the Order of St John in September is in sight.

The Order which fund St John Unit at Dalrymple hospital have reached their target of £225,000.

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