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If you’re looking for a great night out and a good cause to support at the same time, today is your last chance to buy tickets for the St Columba’s Hospice Burns Supper which takes place on 23rd January!

The events team at St Columba’s has organised a fabulous line up; your host will be Forth One presenter Grant Scott, with speakers Mark Cox and Jane McCarry (Tam and Isa from Still Game)  and comedy from Fringe favourite Bruce Fummey. You’ll be welcomed to the Corn Exchange with a drink, then enjoy a three course traditional meal with cheeseboard; James MacSween will address the haggis – and of course there’ll be a dram to toast the Bard! That should keep you going for the ceilidh, with music from Corra and dancing into the wee sma ‘oors. Tickets cost £55 each and you need to call 0131 551 1381 or email fund@stcolumbashospice.org.uk NOW if you would like some – sales end at 5pm today.

St Columba’s provides specialist palliative care for patients, as well as emotional, spiritual and practical support for them and their families and carers, and they do all this for free. The Hospice also has a huge commitment to the education of medical staff and carers from across Scotland in palliative care. Its aim is always to improve the lives of people whose illnesses cannot be cured, with the highest value placed on respect, choice and empowerment.

If you can’t make it to the Burns Supper, maybe you can donate something for the raffle? They’re looking for bottles (and they don’t mean bottles of water…), and you can drop these off at the Hospice reception at 15 Boswall Road, where they will be gratefully received. And take a look at St Columba’s website for other ways in which you can help this worthwhile charity; there are lots of ideas for both fundraising and volunteering.

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