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Facebay Fundraising

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Facebay Fundraising

In the past few weeks the members of the group have been very active buying selling and donating items In the past 3 months we have donated £1135.60 to Down Syndrome Scotland, £1676 To Alzheimer Scotland And £1500 to Yorkhill Hospital play fund.

This is an amazing Effort from every member


The group is going from strength to strength with over 1300 members and are now sponsored by the local company in clark street who have donated several storage units to store the constant donations we get

We are also looking for volunteers who can drive and can pick up items that are donated

Find out more by visiting the Facebay Fundraising page by clicking on the following link.

Facebay Fundraising was setup April 2012 after visiting local charity shops and seeing how inflated prices could be in high street charity shops

We had previously setup a facebay group to give away unwanted items and realised that we could also help charities while helping people that did not have a lot of money so Facebay Fundraising was born

How the group works

People donate their unwanted items to the Admins or workers of the site

The admins of the site then list the unwanted items, stating how much each item is.

If you have donated items to us, you may specify a charity you wish the money to go to, otherwise we will allocate the money to the charities.

People can advertise their items on the page and pay the proceeds from any sale via the justgiving links but the preferred method at the moment is to drop the money off to one of the admin

As the group expands to cover the whole of Scotland we will have to rely on peoples honesty in paying the money through justgiving

The charities we support are

Macmillan Cancer Support

MND Scotland

PDSA Scotland

Alzheimer Scotland

Yorkhill Children’s Hospital

Down’s syndrome Scotland

The RAH Kids Ward does not have a Just Giving page, however at Christmas we organise a present drop of toys and gifts.

In the past year we have raised over £9000 for the charities on our group by selling unwanted items we have had great support from the community and local businesses and groups including

Storage Vault

St Mirren FC

Apollo Music

We have also arranged various events including boot fairs, jumble sales, Psychic nights , Sponsored walks and cycle rides

We have 1380 members on the facebay group and our aim is to expand from being a mainly local paisley and surrounding area group to a group that covers the whole of Scotland

We believe that the group is the first of its kind and it is a unique way of supporting charities

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The Chaplins Play Paisley Review

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The Chaplins Play Paisley Review by Peter Greenwood

While waiting for the Chaplins to come out on stage, among the buzz floating through the audience, more than a few times I heard talk in the vein of “what instrument does Charlie play”?

The link between the band and the man isn’t actually very far removed.

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The Chaplins formed as a three piece in 2012 with singer-songwriter Jill Jackson, drummer Lisa Tring and double bass player John Allan and named themselves after local Paisley lady Jill’s love of film star Charlie, going to far as to outfit the band in 20’s period fashion and styling. Since then they’ve played all over Europe and the UK and supported Runrig at their sold out tour.

This is their first night in Paisley as the Chaplins, what Jill describes as the home town show. “I’ve got family and friends coming to the gig, this’ll be my way of introducing them to all the new music and the band.” Does Jill feel extra pressure then? “A bit, aye, but we’ll feel like that when we play Lisa’s hometown of Nottingham too.”

The venue helped create an intimate atmosphere, with almost every seat in the house filled. There’s clearly a lot of local support for the band, with audience members of all ages coming to see the show, including Jill’s friends and family who were in the audience.

Their musical style is described as an “alternative bluegrass style” and their influences range from Alison Krauss to Dolly Parton which shine through, while still presenting the band in their own completely unique sound. The Chaplins have created their own take on not just bluegrass but country and Celtic and have written songs that match well with the talented musicians who bring them to life.

The real joy of seeing the Chaplins, though, was how much they were clearly enjoying themselves. Every song was lovingly performed by the band, and as an audience member you can’t help but find yourself under their control; a huge smile on your face during Saving All My Love, feeling thoughtful and like you want to explore the world with The Rambler or even just rocking with their take of Foreigner’s 80’s power ballad I Want To Know What Love Is.

The band effortlessly creates an atmosphere you want to be a part of which due to the size of the venue, you soon got the opportunity. At one part the band wanted audience participation for one song which involved Lisa leading the audience in a rather complicated rhythm of clap-stomp-clap-stomp-pause-pause-clap-clap-clap. Or was it clap-stomp-stomp clap- clap-stomp-clap-pause-clap-clap?

Their enthusiasm for their music and for performing really drags you in, whether you want to or not. It’s hard to believe they’ve only been around for a year. The Chaplins go on a larger tour in support of their album towards the end of this year.

You can find out a lot more about the Chaplins by visiting their website

Many thanks to the band, their management team and Mike Dillon of Apollo Music for their help.

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The Chaplins – Scotland’s hottest new Americana band

The Chaplins

The Chaplins – Scotland’s hottest new Americana band

Live at The Paisley Arts Centre

Sat 29th June 2013

Doors: 7:30pm

Tickets: £12 – available from Apollo Music, Causeyside Street, Paisley. Tel: 0141 887 6293

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Apollo Music presents Jill Jackson


Apollo Music, Causeyside Street, Paisley is proud to announce that Jill Jackson will be singing songs from her new album this Saturday (feb 26th) in the store at 1PM,come along and listen to what a great talent she is,then you can buy the album and get it signed,entry is free.