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Good sports raise hospice charity cash

SPORTS centre staff and customers have raised more than £6000 for two hospices in Renfrewshire.

Ken Mathie, from ACCORD, left and Carol-Anne Lamont from St Vincent’s Hospice, right, with fitness instructor, Lesley Cochrane and members of her Body Attack class who helped raise the charity cash.


The annual Renfrewshire Leisure Charity Fundraising Week saw £6320 split between St Vincent’s and ACCORD Hospices.

The money was raised through various sponsored events at pools and sports centres throughout Renfrewshire including a Swimathon, raffle, tombola, bakery sale and fundraising where fitness fans sponsored their instructor, Lesley Cochrane not to speak for an entire class session.

Representatives of the two local hospices visited the ON-X, in Linwood to be presented with their cheques.
Carol-Anne Lamont, from St Vincent’s said: “On behalf of all at St. Vincent’s Hospice, I would like to thank members and staff for their efforts in raising this superb amount of money towards hospice care in Renfrewshire.

“It costs almost £6,000 per day to run our hospice and community services –more than half of which comes from donations and fundraising.  Our services are available to all, free of charge, thanks to the generosity of our local communities.”

Ken Mathie, from ACCORD added: “The staff and members of Renfrewshire Leisure have supported ACCORD for many years through their sponsored events programme and it’s absolutely wonderful that they continue to think of us and to raise so much money amount through a varied programme of activities.

“I would like to thank everyone who took part in the recent week of activities for all of their support which goes to ensure that our patients receive the care they deserve.”

Charlie McDougall, senior facilities manager at the ON-X, who organised the charity fundraising, said:
“I’d like to pay tribute to everyone who embraced the spirit of our fundraising and who put so much effort into raising the money.”

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St Vincent’s Hospice awarded £7,200 in grant by Crerar Hotels Trust and The Trades House of Glasgow Commonweal Fund

Charity St Vincent’s Hospice awarded £7,200 in grant by Crerar Hotels Trust and The Trades House of Glasgow Commonweal Fund.  

Miriam Leitch, Ward Sister and Gail Chalk, Nursing Auxiliary

Key headlines:

  • Grant used to purchase a new electric bed and mattress
  • Crerar Hotels uniquely makes up to 50% of distributable profits available to its registered charity
  • Crerar Hotels Trust has now made over £7m in grants over last 16 years
  • The Trades House of GlasgowCommonweal Fund is available to charities and organisations within the city of Glasgow and surrounding areas.

THE Crerar Hotels Trust today 28th February 2017 announces that it has awarded a grant of £3,600 to St Vincent’s Hospice. This is on top of £3,600 already awarded by The Trades House of Glasgow Commonweal Fund.

Sometimes patients can be quite anxious when they are admitted to the Hospice and we need to ensure that they can enjoy a good night sleep. Specialist mattresses help with the prevention of bed sores and offer the best comfort possible. We have electric beds which help patients’ complex healthcare needs as they are designed to provide safe patient mobilisation, which is crucial for many.  St Vincent’s Hospice has used the funding to renew one of their 8 electric beds and mattress, which, at 8-10 years old had become worn and difficult to keep operational.

Brigitte Main, Ward Manager states:

“The new bed and mattress is a huge improvement to the comfort and care of our patients ‘.The lady who is currently using the bed told me she is sleeping like a princess and having access herself to the remote control makes it so easy to get in and out of bed .  Thank you.”

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St Mirren FC with “Vinnie”, the St Vincent’s Hospice Lion

St Mirren FC players, striker John Sutton and goal keeper Billy O’Brien have been out in training this week with our Hospice mascot “Vinnie” who will be taking part in our first ever sponsored walk “Step Up for St Vincent’s”.

Join Vinnie on Sunday 19th March 2017 for an 11.00am start, just outside the Visitor’s Centre at Castle Semple, Lochwinnoch. Bring your friends and family along and join fellow supporters on this leisurely 10k walk or our shorter family friendly 5k route which is suitable for all abilities.

The walk will start at 11.00am after a fun warm-up and will be a great chance to catch up with friends, spend the day with the family or even just get out for a bit of exercise …all while supporting a great cause!

St Vincent’s Hospice is a charitable organisation at the heart of the community, offering specialist care and services to all those affected by life-limiting illness.

“If you are interested in taking part in “Step Up for St Vincent’s” sponsored walk in aid of St Vincent’s Hospice please apply online at www.svh.co.uk”

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St Vincent’s Hospice Strictly Come Prancing 2017

The annual St Vincent’s Hospice Strictly Come Prancing event will this year be held for the first time at The Crowne Plaza Glasgow. The hugely popular event, which is one of the highlights of the Hospice event calendar, is based on the popular television series Strictly Come Dancing.

Eleven ‘twinkle toed’ couples, many of whom have never danced before, have been volunteering  their time each week since January to rehearse in preparation for their dance on the evening infront of our judging panel and 400 hospice supporters.  One of these couples will be crowned Strictly Come Prancing Champions 2017!  This year, we are delighted to announce that Jake Quickenden from X-Factor and I’m A Celebrity fame will join us as a guest judge.

Louise Strachan, Hospice Fundraiser said, “This is a great fun filled fundraising evening which is one of the most popular events in our event calendar.  I am delighted that this year we have our celebrity guest, Jake Quickenden, who will lend his experience on the judging panel and will also perform on the night.  We are so grateful to the dancers for giving up their time to rehearse and fundraise, as we are to Lisa Marie McLaughlin and Gordon Elliot our choreographers and Peter Ferguson an ambassador of the Hospice who always host a great show!”

The event, now in its 6th year, is sponsored by Mactaggart & Mickel Ltd.  We have a limited number of tables left for this evening which takes place on Friday, 17th March.  If you would like to join us on the night, please contact our fundraising team on 01505 705635 or email info@svh.co.uk

All the funds raised on the evening will go directly to St Vincent’s Hospice in Howwood and help to provide care for people in the Renfrewshire area affected by a life-limiting illness.

 

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Step Up for St Vincent’s Hospice – Sponsored Walk

Join us and Vinnie, our St Vincent’s Hospice Mascot, on Sunday 19th March 2017 at 11.00am, for our first ever sponsored walk at Castle Semple, Lochwinnoch.

Bring your friends and family and join Vinnie and fellow supporters on this leisurely 10k walk or our shorter family friendly 5k route which is suitable for all abilities.

After a fun warm-up, the walk will start at 11.00am and will be a great chance to catch up with friends, spend the day with the family or even just get out for a bit of exercise …all while supporting a great cause!

St Vincent’s Hospice is a charitable organisation at the heart of the Renfrewshire community, offering specialist care and services to all those affected by life-limiting illness.

To register please follow the link below to complete a registration form http://bit.ly/2izZvuC or go to www.svh.co.uk.  £10 entry fee for adults, under 16’s register for free.

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Renfrewshire Chamber of Commerce cheque presentation

“Bob Grant, CEO Chamber of Commerce along with Tom Johnston, president of Chamber of Commerce came along to St Vincent’s Hospice today to donate £3,000 which has been raised at The Rocco Awards 2016 raffle.

cheque being presented by Bob Grant, CEO Chamber of Commerce along with Tom Johnston, president of Chamber of Commerce to Kate Lennon Chief Executive and Eunice Muir chairman of St Vincent’s hospice.

Each year, ROCCO support 2 Organisations which are based or operate in Renfrewshire. Eunice Muir, Chairman of St Vincent’s Hospice said “We would like to thank the Chamber of Commerce for their continued support, we greatly appreciate all that they do for the Hospice.” Pictured presenting the cheque are Bob Grant and Tom Johnston from Renfrewshire Chamber of Commerce and Kate Lennon Chief Executive and Eunice Muir chairman of St Vincent’s hospice.”

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Phil Steven Poolball Challenge

At 5.30am on Saturday 10th December, Phil Steven made an incredible effort of potting 5,000 pool balls in just 24 hours.

cheque for £2,500 being presented by Phil Steven in our hospice reception to senior fundraiser Carol-Anne Lamont.

Phil chose to support St Vincent’s Hospice as he knew of a few people whose family and friends received great care and support at St Vincent’s. Phil mentioned “They do amazing work there and I wanted to help.”

Phil originally hoped to raise £1,000 for the hospice but ended up raising an incredible £2,500.

“On behalf of everyone at the hospice, we would like to thank Phil very much for all the effort he put in to organising this challenge. To raise such a magnificent sum of money for St Vincent’s Hospice is greatly appreciated.”

“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

 

Quote from Carol-Anne Lamont, Senior Fundraiser

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‘Step Up for St Vincent’s’ Sponsored Walk

Join us on Sunday 19th March 2017 at 11.00am, for our first ever sponsored walk at Castle Semple, Lochwinnoch.

Bring your friends and family and join fellow supporters on this leisurely 10k walk or our shorter family friendly 5k route which is suitable for all abilities.

The walk will start at 11.00am after a fun warm-up and will be a great chance to catch up with friends, spend the day with the family or even just get out for a bit of exercise …all while supporting a great cause!

St Vincent’s Hospice is a charitable organisation at the heart of the community, offering specialist care and services to all those affected by life-limiting illness.

There is no minimum sponsorship for this event so we would encourage you to set a personal target and do your best to raise as much as you can to support the work of St Vincent’s Hospice.

To register please follow the link below to complete a registration form http://bit.ly/2izZvuC or go to www.svh.co.uk

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St Vincent’s Hospice “One Min Angels”

This Christmas support us to care for all with our “One Minute Angels”.

St Vincent’s Hospice “One Minute Angels” were the brainwave of Flo Ferguson, front of house in The Barn Tea Room at the Hospice.  Flo highlighted that, “It costs £3.00 every minute to fund the Hospice.”

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Each 1 Minute Angel is a beautiful memento that people can treasure – and each glass Angel will help someone in the local community to receive vital care from our Hospice.

Add a little sparkle to your tree and help support local patient care this Christmas. Angels are available in six colours from any St Vincent’s shop, the hospice Barn Tea Room or at the hospice reception.

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If you would like to support St Vincent’s Hospice in any way, please call the Fundraising & Communications department on 01505 705635.

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Sponsor a light for someone special this Christmas and sponsor the care of future patients at St Vincent’s Hospice

St Vincent’s Hospice invites you to dedicate a light on their Christmas tree to someone who was or is a light in your life. You can remember or celebrate loved ones and special occasions. In doing so, you will help to provide future care for local patients and their families at the Hospice and in the community.

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Dedicating a light helps families and friends to join together and celebrate the lives of loved ones and share hope that they are helping others in the future.

Anyone can sponsor a light on St Vincent’s tree, not just those who have experienced hospice care. The community event is one of St Vincent’s best-loved and most meaningful events that attracts hundreds of local people every year.

The lighting of the tree will take place on Sunday 27th of November at 5pm at St Vincent’s Hospice on Midton Road Howwood. Everyone will be warmly welcomed to the Hospice courtyard and join in carols and readings with mince pies and hot drinks. Parking will be available at Corseford School with a shuttle service to and from the event. The shuttle service will start at 4:15pm. Please ensure you leave plenty of time to get to the hospice.

For more information or to sponsor a light, please contact the Fundraising Team on 01505 705 635 or go to www.svh.co.uk to download a dedication form.