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Roseanna welcomes secure funding agreement for Children's Hospice Charity

The Scottish National Party's Ms Roseanna Cunningham MSP, Member of the Scottish Parliament for Perthshire South & Kinross-shire has welcomed an agreement between Scotland's Council Leaders and the Children's Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS) that will set up a National Funding Agreement between COSLA and CHAS for the next two years.

The deal which was finalised following a meeting of Council Leaders' in Edinburgh on Friday will see Scotland's 32 Councils pay CHAS just under £700,000 per annum over the next two years. The National Funding Agreement will come into force on 1st April 2013.

Ms Cunningham said:

"CHAS does a wonderful job, including at Rachel House in my constituency, providing help and support for families with children who have conditions which mean surivival into adulthood is not anticipated.

"This agreement means that the funding that CHAS has received in the past on a voluntary basis from individual councils will now come to them as a result of a National Funding Agreement which provides a foundation of predictable and dependable income on which they can build.

"I congratulate everyone who has worked hard to bring this agreement to fruition and applaud the determination with which it was achieved.

"In these difficult financial times, financial stability is an important asset."

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