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Renfrewshire Provost Presents £22,000 Cheque For MS Sufferers

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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.”

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There is always something new to know.

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I have been doing this website for nearly ten years now and I always learn new things about Paisley, I love hearing story’s about the town and its past. Just yesterday I read somewhere a few facts about Paisley.

One is that Paisley is home to one of the United Kingdom’s biggest ghost railways. The unfinished 15 mile, seven station Paisley and Barrhead district railway became known as the ‘dummy railway’ “you can still see the viaduct next to tesco in Barrhead. When I was a kid growing up in Ferguslie we used to call the Railway going from the Chrysler plant across Ferguslie Main road “the station used to be just where the old Aldi store was formerly Lipton’s garage “do you remember that” at the Arches, The dummy Railway.

What I am getting at is if you have looked over this website and thought to yourself I wonder why he doesn’t have this in or that in this website, then its probably that I don’t know about it so please write me an email and give me as much information as possible in it and I shall publish it in our new OOR TOON section which I will start back up again and also show the old messages from past contributors as the stories are fascinating. I like others love to hear about the town I live in and its past “good or bad” so what are you waiting for email me……