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Light up a life this Christmas

Hundreds of people in the local community are dedicating lights on the St. Vincent’s Hospice Christmas tree in memory of someone special.

Light up a Life this Christmas

St. Vincent’s Hospice are inviting members of the public to sponsor a light on their Christmas tree in memory of someone special this Christmas to help support their services for people with life limiting conditions.
The Hospice will light up the tree as part of their Light Up a Life event which takes place on Sunday 26 November at 5pm with carol singing, readings, mince pies and hot drinks.

Commenting on the event, Kate Lennon, Chief Executive Officer of St. Vincent’s Hospice, said: “Light Up a Life is a very special time for everyone at the Hospice and people all across Renfrewshire. Even if you have never used our services, it offers an opportunity to remember loved ones and come together with people who have had a similar experience to share stories, celebrate their lives and make a positive difference as we light up our tree to welcome in the festive season.

“Every single penny raised from Light Up a Life makes a huge difference to the services we are able to offer our patients and families affected by life limiting conditions throughout our community. Whether this is caring for them in our Inpatient Unit, our Day Hospice or in people’s own homes, all of this is only possible with your support. Please, join us on Sunday 26 November, and light up a life this Christmas.”

To sponsor a light, visit: http://lightupalife.svh.co.uk/lightupalife or call 01505 705 635.
The event will be held in the courtyard of St. Vincent’s Hospice on Midton Road Howwood. Parking will be available at Corseford School with a shuttle service running from 4.15pm to and from the event. Blue badge parking is available at the Hospice.

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Print all In new window St Vincent’s Hospice Charity Champions nomination

St Vincent’s Hospice have been nominated in 2 categories at the 2017 Charity Champions Awards taking place in the Marriott Hotel on Thursday 2nd November.

The glamorous Strictly Come Prancing event has been nominated for “Event of the Year” award and the vast amount of work that the hospice does out in the community has been recognised in the “Community Charity of the Year” category.


The awards were created in order to celebrate and reward the incredible work being done by organisations and individuals in Scotland’s third sector. 


Kate Lennon, Chief Executive, St Vincent’s Hospice said:

“We are delighted and deeply honoured to be nominated for these awards. All of which would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of our staff, volunteers and the community who tirelessly support us in all that we do.”


To find out more about this event and to secure your tickets please visit the Charity Champions website www.charitychampions.uk.

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St Vincent’s Hospice Christmas Sparkler Ladies Lunch

St. Vincent’s Hospice is getting ready for this year’s Light up a Life event which takes place on Sunday 26th of November at 5pm. The tree is being chosen, the choirs are practicing, and the staff and volunteers are preparing to welcome you.

Please join us in the Hospice courtyard for carols, readings, mince pies and hot drinks.


One visitor said, “I have been coming to Light up a Life with my mother for the last three years. We always come away feeling lighter and comforted”


Light up a Life gives everyone the opportunity to remember their loved ones, or to celebrate an event that has happened during the year. The Christmas tree looks wonderful when the lights go on. It is deeply moving to know that each dedication and donation will help in the care of our patients and their families.


Dress warmly and allow time for parking at Corseford School, Beith Road, PA 10 2NS. A shuttle bus will take you to and from the Hospice

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Strictly Come Prancing

St Vincents Hospice award nominated event Strictly Come Prancing returns on Friday 16th March 2018, please see poster for more details or email info@svh.co.uk

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St Vincent’s Hospice Annual Christmas Sparkler Ladies Lunch

Join us at the Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow for our annual Ladies Christmas Sparkler Lunch on Sunday 3rd December.

Hosted by the wonderfully entertaining Steve McKenna, you will be assured of a wonderful afternoon of glamour and fun.

Guests will enjoy a sparkling drinks reception whilst Master Magician, Mark Gordon wows with some of his magic.  After a delicious three-course lunch, it is time hit the dancefloor for some fun and dance the afternoon away to the magnificent sound of all-girl band Feeva.

If you would like any further information for this wonderful fun and glamorous afternoon, please contact the fundraising team at St Vincent’s Hospice on 01505 705635.

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24 hour cyclathon

2 bikes, 48 cyclists and a lot of sore legs later, Andrea and Alan Gibson, along with friends Lesley and Mike Gallagher and Stuart and Eve Gibson completed a gruelling cycling challenge at the Houston Inn that raised an incredible £4, 403.10 for St Vincent’s Hospice.


The motivation for event organiser Andrea, was the care that her father in law received during his final days at the hospice.


Andrea said “We cannot express the gratitude we as a family feel towards the staff at St Vincent’s Hospice. My father in law was very passionate about cycling so the cyclathon seemed like a fitting event to raise money for the hospice.”


A total of 48 cyclist took part in the event with 2 stationery bikes outside the Houston Inn from 8:30am – 8:30pm. After the challenge around 200 locals danced the night away and took part in a raffle and competitions to win some fantastic prizes.

Andrea said: “We really appreciate all the companies and businesses that have supported our fundraising, without which, it wouldn’t have been the success that it was.”


Laura McDade, fundraiser at St Vincent’s Hospice said “Well done to all 48 cyclists that took part. What a fantastic way to fundraise! We know the preparation that goes into these type of events so we really appreciate the support.”


“If you are interested in holding your own fundraising event in aid of St Vincent’s Hospice please contact the fundraising team on 01505705635 or email  info@svh.co.uk


Pictured in the hospice community garden

“Vinnie” the hospice mascot and Elaine Grealey, volunteer services manager, receive cheque from cyclathon event organised by Andrea Gibson and friends.

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Starbucks Linwood has bean busy fundraising for St Vincent’s Hospice!

St Vincent’s Hospice mascot “Vinnie” had a fantastic day at Starbucks in Linwood on Sunday 17th September at their family fun day in aid of the hospice! Starbucks Linwood have been supporting the hospice as their “charity of the year” and to date have raised in excess of £3,000.

On the day, there were games and activities for the kids along with 50 chances to win a free coffee and 2 incredible Starbucks hampers packed with goodies!

The St Vincent’s Hospice staff and volunteers had a great time and generous staff and customers helped to raise a fantastic £395.78 towards local patient care.

Laura McDade, fundraiser said:

“We had great fun at Starbucks and cannot thank Graeme and the staff enough for all of their help to make this event a success and their ongoing support for St Vincent’s Hospice. We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who donated on the day, your support makes such a difference.”

Graeme Mackay, Manager at Starbuck’s Linwood said:

“It was an honour to host a charity event in the aid of St. Vincent’s Hospice, we hope to maintain a lasting relationship and provide whatever support we can in the future to raise as much as we possibly can.”

If you are interested in supporting St Vincent’s Hospice as your charity of the year, please call Laura in the fundraising team on 01505 705 635 or email info@svh.co.uk.

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Linwood Farm Pub Quiz in aid of St Vincent’s Hospice

Kind hearted staff at Linwood Farm Restaurant have pledged their support for local hospice care by hosting a number of different fundraising activities throughout the year, in aid of St Vincent’s Hospice in Howwood.

Adding to their ongoing fundraising efforts, Linwood Farm will now donate the £1 entry fee for their pub quiz night that takes place ever Tuesday evening at 9pm.

Linwood Farm General Manger, Pamela McLachlan “We are delighted to have this opportunity to get involved in the community and to support St Vincent’s Hospice.  We hope our customers will give generously and help us support this deserving charity”.  


 Why not help to support St Vincent’s Hospice and have some fun at the same time!

The Linwood Farm Quiz night takes place every Tuesday from 9.00pm and costs only £1.00 to play which is donated to St Vincent’s Hospice.

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Pitch Up for St Vincent’s Hospice

St Vincent’s Hospice hosted our annual charity Golf Event at the beautiful Kilmacolm Golf Club, Kilmacolm on Friday 8th September 2017.

Teams of four enjoyed a breakfast roll with tea and coffee in the Club House on arrival before heading onto the course at 9.30am shotgun start.


We were delighted, once again, to have Arnold Clark as our main event sponsor and also our Hole in One sponsor.  One lucky golfer had the chance to win a brand new car if they managed a hole in one on the second tee, many came close but nobody managed the golden shot! We also had Longest/Straightest and nearest the pin competitions kindly sponsored by Gordon Leslie Group.

After play, the teams enjoyed lunch and catch up on the scores of other competitors to see who would be taking home the St Vincent’s Hospice Golf Trophy. The eventual winners and a big congratulations go to Team Boyd insurance who finished with an impressive stableford score of 86 and were delighted with their prizes. The runners up were Ralston B (Gleniffer Estates) and Charlies Angels (CPMS) respectively with a close fought 84.


We look forward to arranging our next golf day so any keen golfers out there it’s never too early to make an enquiry into next year’s event, so if you would like to be part of this exciting day and help support St Vincent’s Hospice please get in touch with our fundraising team on 01505 705635 or email info@svh.co.uk.

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St Vincent’s Hospice Race Night

Dig out your fascinator, press your suits and make sure you have purchased your race badge for St Vincent’s Hospice Race Night.

And they’re off!…
Join us on Friday 20th October at the Glynhill Hotel. The evening will start with a sparkling drinks reception at 7.00pm followed by a delicious two-course meal. Our host for the evening will be the fantastically entertaining Steve McKenna who will lead us through an evening of fun and entertainment with games and prizes galore!

To secure your race night badge, please contact a member of the fundraising team on 01505 705635 or email info@svh.co.uk. Badges are £36pp and available now.

We look forward to seeing you in your finest attire!”