June and Douglas Hume

Memorial Fund

Background

June and Douglas Hume were much loved and vital members of the Helensburgh community.  Douglas had been managing director and chairman of the board of James Howden & Co Ltd, the firm that was founded by his great-great uncle James Howden.  June and Douglas were an active couple who met in 1947 while sailing at Cowes.  Along with outdoor pursuits such as sailing,skiing and fishing they also enjoyed music and the arts.

After June died at the age of 77 from cancer, Douglas set up the June Hume Memorial Fund to support terminally ill individuals and enable them to stay in their own homes.  When Douglas passed away in April 2009, the family renamed the fund the June and Douglas Hume Memorial Fund.

Aim

To provide financial assistance for terminally ill patients who wish to spend their final days in their own homes.  These patients often require specialised equipment quickly and the fund aims to help meet this need by assisting with the purchase of aids such as baths and stair lifts, reclining beds and chairs, wheelchairs and zimmers.  The fund can also contribute towards house modifications to accomodate such equipment.

Making A Difference

Priority will be given to applicants from the West of Scotland and in particular the Helensburgh area.

How to Apply

Please contact Jennifer McPhail on 0141 341 4964 for further information.

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