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Shine The Light Miss January

Introducing, Miss January; In Partnership with Paisley.org.uk and Pinnacle Training.

Mary McCorkindale

Mary is fondly known to family and friends as Dancing Queen; with an insatiable desire to dance, laugh and have fun.


Mary was nominated by her family, not because of her killer dance moves, but because of her undeniable strength and fortitude.

Mary was a foster parent to a large number of children along with her late husband Peter McCorkindale.
As well as fostering, Mary raised a large family of 6 children; late Colin, Paul, Ian, Lorraine, Shona and Peter. Amazingly, she also held down several jobs during this period and ran the well remembered Lonend Diner.

Mary recently fought and beat throat cancer; with lifestyle changes, Mary received the all clear.
Mary’s fortitude is also evident as the survivor of a severe house fire. She lost all belongings, and if not for trusty feline Kitty giving the warning, possibly a lot more. Thanks to local firefighters and Mary’s shouts for help, Mary was rescued and started life afresh.

In recent years, Mary tragically lost her oldest son. When Colin passed away, it was as if life had ended for Mary also.
It was only her undeniable strength and the love of her children that kept her moving forward. However, Mary was dealt another blow when her husband Peter passed away, and shortly after, her grandson, young Colin, son to Colin senior also.

For many this would have been the undoing but, armed with a fishing rod and a pack of sarnies, Mary sought refuge in fishing. At 78 years old, and 4ft 9 inches tall, Mary is a keen fisherwoman, and often puts seasoned (and often oversure fishermen!) to shame. She has the touch; the fishies can’t resist!

Mary is famous for not only for her dance moves, fishing skills and strength; she also makes the best pancakes in Paisley!
She was also recognised in the Paisley Daily Express for her artwork.

Mary is a proud woman, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. It is evident she has a family who are incredibly proud of her, her spirit, and her legend.

Dance on dancing queen, a worthy Miss January! 👏🍾🎉🎶

And remember; if you have a family member or friend deserving of recognition, they could be our next Miss or Mr February!

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“Shine The Light” Campaign 2018

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO DESERVES RECOGNITION? 🤗
“Shine The Light” Campaign 2018🕯️

We hope you had a great Christmas and New Year! 🍾🎊
A very big thank you to all who contributed to our charity campaigns last year! From fundraising, to food drives, toy drives and charity courses, we had our focus on local charity. This year we are focusing on local and social enterprise.

We are very excited to announce our brand new Campaign!
“Shine The Light” is a way to recognise and reward outstanding individuals and inspirational Paisley People!
Each month is open to nominations; do you have a friend or family member who deserves to be recognised for their life or actions? 🙋‍♀️

Each months winning nominee is given a certificate and gift/ gift hamper, along with their photo and story shared via Pinnacle Training and Paisley.org. At the end of the year, each months recognised person will be collated into a 2019 Calendar, with a portion of profits going back into local charity.

Each nominee must be OK with their story and photo being shared, along with inclusion on the calendar. To nominate someone send a message to the Facebook page with an explanation of what makes them an inspiration. 🤝

We have January sorted! Next up; see our very own Miss January 😍