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Provost’s Charity Ball raises £30,000 for charity

Provost’s Charity Ball raises £30,000 for charity

A massive £30,000 has been raised for two local charities at a glittering ball hosted by Renfrewshire’s Provost Celia Lawson.

The funds will be split between the Provost’s two chosen charities for 2011, St Vincent’s Hospice, in Howwood and Accord Hospice in Paisley.

XFactor and Popstar to Operastar winner Joe McElderry performed for guests at the glittering event at Mar Hall along with local talents Sorcha Lynch, Kiera Swift and Jenna Milroy.

The night, which was compered by STV weatherman Sean Batty, was a huge success with local organisations, businesses and residents all taking tables and digging deep for the charity auction. Read more

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Joe set to bring the X-Factor to Renfrewshire

Joe set to bring the X-Factor to Renfrewshire

 

X-Factor winner and Popstar to Opera Star finalist Joe McElderry will be the star performer at Renfrewshire’s Provost’s Charity Ball 2011.

Joe, who will compete this Sunday in the opera-singing tv show, will help Renfrewshire’s Provost Celia Lawson raise funds for local hospices St Vincent’s and Accord by performing at the glamorous event at Mar Hall.

Provost Lawson said: “This will be my fourth charity ball and each year we’ve had wonderful performers but Joe McElderry is definitely our biggest star yet. I loved him on the X-Factor, he has a fabulous voice so I am absolutely delighted he is going to perform at the ball this year.” Read more