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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.

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Pride of Paisley auction is a roaring success

Lions were on the loose all across Renfrewshire on Friday night as the ‘Pride of Paisley’ public art project came to a close.

Autumn lion Photos courtesy of Ian McDonald photgraphy for paisley.org.uk

Autumn lion
Photos courtesy of Ian McDonald photography on behalf of  paisley.org.uk

The 25 colourful lions were auctioned off to the benefit of two local hospices- ACCORD and St Vincent’s- with the final amount raised a staggering £79,300.

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Paisley Love Buddie was the most sought after lion fetching a magnificent £6500.

The extremely popular public art trail was brought to the town centre by business regeneration group Paisley First as part of the push towards Paisley’s bid for UK City of Culture 2021.

Inspired by Paisley Museum’s famous ‘Buddy the Lion’, each lion featured a different aspect of Paisley’s unique culture and heritage.

The auction crowd prepare to make their bids

The auction crowd prepare to make their bids

They’ve been the ‘mane’ attraction in the town centre over the past ten weeks which has seen an estimated 20,000 visitors following the trail around the town.

Alongside the 25 full-size lions, 40 mini lions have been spread around the area with the aim of attracting visitors into shops, cafes and restaurants.

Andrew Mitchell, Paisley First Manager, said: ““The Pride of Paisley has been an enormous success for Paisley First and demonstrates what we can achieve through our business improvement district over the next four years.

“The project increased footfall and brought new visitors into the town who have went on to spend in local shops, restaurants and cafes.  We are currently working on next year’s summer projects which I am sure will be as good, if not better than this year.”

Chair of the Paisley 2021 Partnership Board, Renfrewshire Council Leader Mark Macmillan, said: “The Pride of Paisley lions brought a real buzz around the town centre and the project has been an unquestionable success.

“We are working hard to regenerate Paisley as part of our bid for UK City of Culture 2021 and the project has highlighted the community spirit that Paisley possesses- which we need to harness if our bid is to be successful.”

Paisley First Business Improvement District is a business-led organisation which has been tasked with bringing forward events and activities to increase footfall and stimulate investment.

Paisley First are also a key partner in Paisley’s push towards the bid for UK City of Culture 2021.

The art trail’s headlining sponsors were: West College Scotland, University of the West of Scotland, Renfrewshire Leisure, The Piazza, Paisley First, Paisley 2021 and PACE Theatre Company.

For more information on the project visit: www.prideofpaisley.co.uk

For more information on how you can get involved in backing the bid for UK City of Culture visit www.Paisley2021.co.uk.

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Pride of Paisley Auction

On Friday 21st October, 2016 the Pride of Paisley lions will be auctioned with proceeds raised going to the Accord and St. Vincent’s hospices.

Autumn Lion Courtesy of David Muir

Autumn Lion
Courtesy of David Muir

Painted predominantly by local artists, these twenty-five colourful lions have adorned Paisley streets since July as part of the biggest public art project in the town’s history.

Sun Lion Courtesy of David Muir

Sun Lion
Courtesy of David Muir

This Paisley First initiative has raised awareness of the town’s cultural and heritage assets, and attracted new visitors and tourists as part of the town’s culture-led, regeneration strategy. Paisley’s BID manager, Andrew Mitchell said: “The auction will be a fantastic night and will give us the final opportunity to say goodbye to lions whilst raising money for two valuable causes. Thousands of people took part in the art trail, taking them to parts of Paisley they had never seen before. These people also used local shops and businesses they had never used before. We still have some tickets available, so if you’ve nothing planned for Friday, then come and take part in the auction.”

Friday’s auction will take place at  The Normandy Hotel and tickets are priced £36, which includes a three-course meal, live entertainment and of course, the chance to bid on one of your favourite lions. Scottish legend, Andy Cameron, will host the event and there will be live music from Clanadonia, Paisley’s own Cat Caldwell, Iain Forbes and newcomers, Clyde. For those who can’t make the auction but still want to bid on a lion, you can also visit paisleyfirst.com to download an advanced auction bid form. On the evening, the auctioneer will start with the highest minimum bid received. The Pride of Paisley auction starts at 7pm and is going to be streamed live on the Pride of Paisley Facebook page.

Tickets available here.

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Race Night at Elderslie Bowling Club

Elderslie Wallace Bowling club was the venue for a great night of fun and entertainment organised by Emily Kerr and her family in memory of her gran who was cared for in St Vincent’s Hospice.

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Emily would like to thank everyone who came along on the night, donated generously toward the evening and helped make the night such a huge success. Despite the treacherous weather, around 70 people packed into the club for a night of fun and games. An incredible £1665.00 was raised in total.

Laura McDade, Events Fundraiser said “we are hugely grateful to Emily and her family for all their hard work in organising this event, they put so much effort into organising the night and making it so successful. All the money raised on the evening will be used to support our work both at the hospice and in the community.”

If you want to support St Vincent’s Hospice please call the Fundraising & Communications department on 01505 705635.