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Recruits are just the jobs for charity

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Recruits are just the jobs for charity

A group of 30 young people from a popular council-run youth employment programme rattled their tins to raise hundreds of pounds for a local charity.

The S5/6 youngsters on the Recruit programme – loosely based on TV’s The Apprentice – raised the cash for St Vincent’s Hospice by taking collection cans and buckets across Braehead shopping centre.

Recruits charity collection Braehead

Every year, the organisers of The Recruit – which sees a group of young people compete through a series of business-based challenges with jobs on offer for the winners – choose a local charity to benefit from the young people’s work.

St Vincent’s will also benefit from a challenge where the Recruits will be asked to see how much money they can earn on an initial £1 investment from the charity.

Other activities taking place include bake sales, sponsored walks and runs and other charity fundraisers. The results will be announced at the Recruit finale on 18 August where all of the funds raised will be presented to St Vincent’s.

The Recruit is now in its fifth year and this summer’s programme has two sections, one for S5/6 school pupils and another for unemployed 18 to 24-year-olds.

Donna McLellan, community and trust fundraiser at St Vincent’s, supervised the Braehead challenge, and said: “The Recruits were wonderful ambassadors for St Vincent’s and they did a fantastic job.

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“They had loads of energy and enthusiasm and that was reflected in the way they persuaded the public to contribute to the charity.

“It costs us £5,000 a day to run our charity and half of this comes from voluntary donations.

“Public fundraising can be tough and fundraisers have to be good-humoured and versatile. The Recruits showed they have what it takes.”

Councillor Roy Glen, Convener of Renfrewshire Council’s Economy and Jobs Policy Board, added: “The Recruit aims to equip our young people with skills that will benefit them in the workplace by giving them practical and business-based challenges.

“Every year we find another batch of young people who go on to do the area proud – and it is great to see them applying those skills by doing something that helps benefit a great cause like St Vincent’s.”

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PACE SummerFest! 2011 – StreetFest! Flashmob at Braehead

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Here is a video on youtube from the PACE SummerFest 2011 Flashmob at Braehead shopping centre, they put on an excellent day of shows. There will be another video sent to us soon.

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B Fabulous Fashion Event

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Braehead Christmas lights switch on

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Celebrate the start of Christmas in style with Braehead’s Christmas lights switch on Thursday 5th November from 5pm in the central atrium.

Special guests include WWE Superstars MVP and Mark Henry and WWE Diva Melina, Romeo from Clyde 1 and Santa.

We’ll also have entertainment from face-painters, a balloon modeller, the Elvis Cleaning Company and the Paparazzi!

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Paisley Active Social Network

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Our Paisley active section has been updated to contain lots of new features making it an online social network which helps users voice their opinions or simply keep in touch with each other.

New Features installed are

  • New User sign up
  • Profile Page “add your photo and location etc”
  • New private messaging system
  • Create your own group and invite friends
  • And all the old favourites, Chat, message board etc.

Why not come and join our online community and promote Paisley and its people.