PST COMMUNITY WIND FARM GIVES £30,000 to BETHESDA
Bethesda Hospice has received another £30,000 from community wind farm charity Point and Sandwick Trust (PST). PST has a 25-year commitment to support Bethesda with a total of £55,000 every year for the lifetime of its turbines at Beinn Ghrideag. The grant brings its support for Bethesda to £110,000 over the past two years.
The money is the biggest pledge that Bethesda has ever received and is the biggest grant given regularly by PST. It was pledged to Bethesda six years before the PST wind farm became a reality, with the signing of a memorandum. Carol Somerville, Bethesda general manager, said the money from PST was “a massive boost” – as it could be counted on at the start of every financial year.
PST board member Rhoda Mackenzie said all organisations with funds available for community projects should “keep Bethesda uppermost” in their minds, especially given the hospice’s difficulties with funding.
She added: “It’s absolutely essential that the facility is here for the community. For people that have used it, they could never repay the service that they get from Bethesda.”