St John Scotland's Glasgow committee hosted a meeting last night, which was attended by the Prior, Major General Mark Strudwick.
Chair of the committee, Margaret McAdam presented the Prior with a cheque for £5,000 to the Eye Hospital in Jerusalem. The money was raised through various fundraising activities, including the annual Art Sale, which was held in September last year. The Art Sale was the 17th year of this event with 53 artists providing 179 original artworks from the traditional to the contemporary in a variety of media.
The St John Eye Hospital in Jerusalem is supported by St John Scotland and many of the other St John Priories and Associations across the world.
Owned by St John International, the hospital is open to all races and religions but principally serves the Palestinian population.
St John Scotland is proud to support the Hebron wing of the hospital, situated on the West Bank, where the charity has donated £277,000 over the past two years. The hospital, which had its official opening in September of 2016, opened in 2005 as a clinic, but in November of 2015, moved into a purpose built clinic which is larger and in a more central location.