Help us rename Edinburgh's Home from Home
CLIC Sargent, the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people, launched its £3m Scotland Homes from Home relocation appeal last year.
CLIC Sargent Homes from Home provide free accommodation for children young people and their families near major treatment centres. The Scottish Homes from Home, Cruachan House in Glasgow and CLIC Villa in Edinburgh, are moving in 2015 and 2017 because the hospitals they serve, Yorkhill in Glasgow and the Royal Edinburgh Hospital for Sick Children, are relocating.
The Crerar Trust has pledged £1.2 million towards the appeal enabling CLIC Sargent to continue to provide free accommodation near the hospitals.
CLIC Sargent have honoured The Crerar Trust with naming the new home in Edinburgh, and as it is through our guests that we have been able to donate, we want your suggestions. Do you have a story to tell and a special person you would like to see the home named after? Do you know of someone who has made fundraising efforts that deserve to be honoured?
We want to hear your stories and find a Crerar Hotel guest to share this honour with!
Crerar Hotels Chief Executive and Chairman of the Crerar Trust; Paddy Crerar, said “Crerar Hotels has its heart in the Highlands of Scotland and we know that many of the families who have been helped by the CLIC Sargent Home from Homes are Highland families. It is great for our folk in the hotels to see their hard work and efforts helping people in their own communities as well as those from throughout the whole of Scotland. Of course, it only works because our customers keep coming back, for which we are truly grateful. I hope our customers can be as proud as we are that together we have been able to help CLIC Sargent through our Charitable Trust, quite frankly, because of their patronage.”
“It's been totally humbling to discover how many families have used these Homes from Home, while living through such an unimaginable challenge. It's impossibly tough for the kids who have to fight cancer, but the whole family is affected and that’s why doing something to help a whole family is so important.
“It was an easy decision, no brains required, to donate these Homes from Home to CLIC Sargent – they need to be as close to the treatments as possible, and the news that the children's hospitals would be relocating made the decision for us. We know the value of these assets will generate a significant sum, and we also know that CLIC will use that money to provide new first class accommodation that remains a Home from Home.
“Everyone involved with Crerar Hotels and our charitable trust has been inspired by the courage of the families that find themselves battling this terrible disease."