LSP - Glasgow

St Joseph's Care Home - Covid-19 Relief Fund

Raising money to help replenish depleted funds for our charity-based care home in Glasgow, keeping our residents and staff protected, happy and healthy during this global pandemic.
raised of £25,000 target
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Update 26/05/2020

Raising the stakes, let's keep going!

Thank you so much to all who have donated and shared this campaign. We are completely overwhelmed by the reach this has had and we have managed to raise the equivalent of 6 weeks worth of the sister's usual pre covid-19 fundraising.This has helped massively with the extra costs that this virus has brought. For example , 10 masks cost £10, they use 100 masks a day. A days supply of gloves costs £15, they use 600 pairs of gloves a day.

We have raised the stakes to try and assist Glasgow's Little Sisters of the Poor in keeping their funds topped up as they move forward into ongoing Covid-19 planning.

If you haven't already, then please do consider donating to this wonderful charity, who are currently entering week 13 of an unknown lockdown timeline.

Their love for the residents, and their commitment to the highest standard of their day to day care and life experience, is inspirational. Whilst our worlds accross the UK start to shape a plan for returning to normality, the elderly and vulnerable will need to remain shielded. This means the excess cost of covid-19 will continue for a good while to come, and face to face fundraising will remain on hold, which is a large source of their income as a charity.

If you wish to make ongoing monthly contributions, then Just Giving also enables that option. If you wish to hold your own fundraising event for the home then Just Giving is the perfect tool to enable this. If you wish to donate PPE such as masks, gloves, apron and visors then please get in touch.

Every donation, no matter the size, will help the staff and sisters to continue their vital work protecting this care home from the detrimental impact covid-19 is wreaking. Every share of the campaign will help us reach new corners of the world.

Thank you for your support, care and love.



Thank you so much to everyone who has donated! We are overwhelmed by the response and have reached our first milestone of £10k in little over a week!

With lockdown extended, and care homes likely to be among the last to have restrictions lifted, our community based, face-to-face fundraising will need to remain on hold.

Therefore, ongoing donations will continue our ability to protect our wonderful staff and residents. We are all so grateful for your continued support during this uncertain time.

We know this is a tough time for everyone, and you are all in our prayers daily.

Our story

As a charity based care home, we at St.Joseph's in Glasgow are feeling the strain as well. Covid-19 has meant that we haven't been able to undertake our usual fundraising activities in the community, which we rely heavily on day to day. We estimate to have lost out on around £2000 a week and up to £10,000 a month in fundraising since the start of this pandemic's lockdown. We are unable to take in any new residents at the moment, which means we have less money coming in, our PPE costs have risen significantly, and agency staffing costs have increased by a large amount due to some of our permanent staff members needing to self isolate.

Gratefully received donations will help support our ongoing costs; from vital pieces of medical equipment and steady supplies of PPE, to the cost of increased data allowances and electronic devices so that residents will be able to attend medical appointments virtually and keep in contact with loved ones who cannot visit them right now. It will also support the day-to-day costs of running the home as a charity.

With the current situation fast depleting our funds, and an unknown timeline for this pandemic, donations will enable us to ensure the safety, well-being and happiness of our elderly and vulnerable residents - who are at the very heart of all we do, as well as our staff.

During this uncertain and unprecedented time, we need your help more than ever to support our fantastic staff and to ensure our residents continue to remain protected, happy and healthy.

Daily Record - Resident beats Coronavirus

Catholic Herald Article - Little Sister's Response to the pandemic

Glasgow Times Article - Little Sisters of the Poor PPE Plea

Little Sisters of the Poor, Glasgow - Website

About the charity

LSP - Glasgow

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Inspired by our faith, we welcome the elderly and serve them with love, respect, and skilled palliative care, through to the last stages of their life journey. Our home has 55 elderly and vulnerable residents, for whom we provide family-like care on a daily basis.

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