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Renfrewshire Provost Presents £22,000 Cheque For MS Sufferers


Multiple Sclerosis sufferers in Renfrewshire are to benefit from more than £22,000 which was raised by this year’s Provost’s Charity Ball.

Renfrewshire’s Provost Celia Lawson presented a cheque for £22,722.04 to Glenda McKenzie of MS Society Scotland.

The massive total was raised at the ball which was held at Mar Hall Hotel, Bishopton, in November.

The ball featured a charity auction which included a full set of Harry Potter books signed by JK Rowling, which alone raised £3,500, a holiday for four, VIP tickets to see Runrig in concert and an overnight stay at Mar Hall.

Provost Celia Lawson said: “The ball was a great night but what made it extra special was the knowledge that all the proceeds were going to such a worthwhile cause.

“MS affects a larger proportion of people in Scotland than in many other countries so there are sadly many people whose lives are affected by it. I am delighted that through the generosity of all the guests we have raised such a fantastic amount which will go towards supporting MS sufferers within our community.”

Glenda MacKenzie, Fundraising Manager, MS Society Scotland, said: “The MS Society Scotland is absolutely delighted to accept this cheque following the wonderful fund raising efforts of the Provost and her team. All the money will be used to benefit people in the Renfrewshire area who are affected by MS.” Helps organisations


We have designed and built a new website for Sma’ Shot cottages as their old website was in dire need of updating, so the website was redesigned and built giving them a much better web presence you can check out their new website by going to

The website was donated free of charge, we have also donated and installed a new computer into the Mill Museum as their computer was on its last legs, we are also helping them out with IT and will be designing them a website in the coming weeks. aim is to promote Paisley and to help organisations which have the same aim.

Sma Shot Day 2008



Sma Shot day 2008 is on the 5th July 2008 will begin at 11am and leaves Brodie Park on its way down to Abbey Close in the town and hopefully Tony Lawler will lead the parade with a replica of the Charelston Drum.

A wealth of stalls, funfairs, street theatre and onstage entertainment – including a re-enactment of the Sma’ Shot Story by local youth theatre PACE, ‘Loud ‘n’ Proud’ celebrating the ‘Charleston Drum’ with a drumming extravaganza and the ‘Burning of the Cork’ – will ensure that the day will be a memorable one.

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