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Generous Donation from The Hunter Foundation and local businessmen, Sandy and James Esdale

A huge thank you to The Easdale Investment Group and The Hunter Foundation, who each kindly pledged £10,000 to Ardgowan Hospice at the Founders’ Conference, which took place at Gleneagle’s Hotel earlier this month.

The event was the first of its kind and hosted by The Hunter Foundation in partnership with the Scottish National Investment Bank and supported by Entrepreneurial Scotland.

Greenock businessmen Sandy and James Easdale both attended the event alongside Line of Duty star and Ardgowan Hospice ambassador, Martin Compston, with the brothers matching The Hunter Foundation’s donation, which was donated on Martin’s behalf for providing entertainment on the night.

The generous donation from The Hunter Foundation and local businessmen, Sandy and James Esdale will help gto improve facilities for our patients and their families.

Sandy and James Easdale, and, right, Sir Tom Hunter

Martin Compston, Ardgowan Hospice ambassador, said: “I am incredibly grateful to James and Sandy Easdale for their generosity in matching the £10,000 donated by the Hunter Foundation to Ardgowan Hospice.

“With both of their kind contributions, we can make an even greater impact and ensure that those facing end-of-life challenges receive the comfort and support they deserve.”

Sandy Easdale said: “Ardgowan Hospice plays an integral part in the community in Inverclyde and as a result, so many local families have a connection with the charity.”

James Easdale added: “Both Sandy and I were therefore delighted to match The Hunter Foundation’s generous donation, which we know will be put to excellent use to provide a significant impact for families in Inverclyde.”

The inaugural Founders’ Conference was held to inspire and support entrepreneurs by focusing on scaling businesses through the building of meaningful connections and driving economic growth.

The event saw speakers including Lord Willie and Lady Susan Haughey, who for the first time together, shared their story of building a £billion-plus family business from Glasgow’s Gorbals.

Guests also enjoyed hearing from Line of Duty star Martin Compston and journalist and broadcaster Gordon Smart, who together have the successful podcast ‘Restless Natives’.

Martin Compston standing in front of the memorial tree in Ardgowan Hospice. The memorial tree is metal leafs on branches against a cream wall.

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