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Facebay Fundraising

facebay fundraising

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

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The group is going from strength to strength with over 1300 members and are now sponsored by the local company storagevault.co.uk 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. www.facebook.com/groups/FacebayFundraising/

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

Paisley.org.uk

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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Sponsored Cycle For Macmillan

The next event for www.facebook.com/groups/FacebayFundraising/ (find us on facebook) is a sponsored cycle, starting at Millport on 4th August 2012 to raise money for MacMillan Cancer Support.
Meeting point is at the Largs Ferry Terminal at 12 midday, where we will be catching the ferry across to Millport where the sponsored cycle will begin. The route round the island measures 10.5 miles but it is up to participants how far they want to go.

Everyone is welcome to join me, Irene McDonald, the creator of Facebay Fundraising and event organiser, and several others raise money for MacMillan Cancer Support. Sponsor sheets are available on request, please email irenemcdonald@live.co.uk with your contact details to request one.

So far we have raised over £2,000.00 for MacMillan from the site and events we have organised, everyone is welcome to join the group and be a part of its success.
We have five charities which we support through the Facebay group: MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT, Alzheimer Scotland, R.A.H CHILDRENS WARD, PDSA and (MND) Motor Neurone Disease.

How the group works: People advertise their unwanted items to the site, e.g. household items, clothes, toys – anything which can be of use to someone in need.  The donation for the items bought goes to one of the charities above, whichever one the donor chooses. Please help spread the word about this group as it’s for a good cause, helping both people who don’t have much and good causes.

Irene McDonald (Facebay Fundraising)

twitter: @facebayfundrais
facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/FacebayFundraising/
email: facebayfundraising@gmail.com

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Paranormal Activity At Sma Shot

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On Sunday 23rd September, Lanarkshire Paranormal will be investigating Paisley’s Sma’ Shot Cottages in Shuttle Street.

Lanarkshire Paranormal are an experienced team of paranormal investigators, carrying out investigations in reportedly haunted locations around Scotland and are solely driven to find the truth behind the sightings and reports that have been debated for centuries.

As a non-profit organization, from time to time Lanarkshire Paranormal invite the public to join them on an over night ‘ghost hunt’, donating the proceeds to charity.

Now a donation-run museum, Sma’ Shot Cottages has had many reports of paranormal activity including an apparition seen in the garden area and many ghostly noises and sounds throughout the building. Built in the 1700s, this location is very deceptive in size.

Lanarkshire Paranormal will be setting up cameras all over the building and trying many experiments with the public to find the truth behind the strange happenings people have been reporting for many years.

With only 15 tickets available, The Sma’ Shot Cottages investigation will be an exciting night, will anything happen when the lights go out?

Tickets costing £25 each, with 80% going to Sma’ Shot, can be booked via their website www.lanarkshireparanormal.co.uk. Age restrictions apply; investigation starts 9 p.m. until 3 a.m.

More information on Sma’ Shot Cottages can be found on their website http://www.smashot.co.uk/

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Sponsored Walk For Macmillan Update

Hi, just wanted to give you an update on what’s been happening with the website, https://www.facebook.com/groups/facebay.free.paisley/

The website is doing really well with now over 880 fantastic members and still growing, so it has been a success.

We have been overwhelmed with donations to help us on our way with our Sponsored Walk on Sunday 8th April 2012 (Easter Sunday) for MacMillan Cancer Support. We hope to see as many people as possible at Barshaw Park, setting off at 1.00pm

We have had the support of George Adam and his lovely wife Stacey who will be at the event and I’m really looking forward to meeting them again.

We have had donations for the raffle from: St Mirren Football Club; Boots in the Paisley Centre; Totally Gorgeous; CK Salon, Renfrew; Archie’s Barbers, Renfrew; Co-op, Renfrew;

Hamishes Hoose, Paisley; W H Smith, Paisley and the girls from the Central Cafe in Gilmour St, Paisley also donated gifts for a raffle.

We have also had donations for a raffle from very generous people on the website who also want to help support this FANTASTIC CHARITY.

We have people asking to buy raffle tickets now!

One of my admins Nikki has made 4 bracelets, three of which have been auctioned on the website and fetched a very generous £41.50.

Another member of the site, Jean-Marie, also made a bracelet to be auctioned on the site and there are bids on it at the moment, the auction ends on Saturday 7th April at 6pm and Nikki’s other bracelet ends then too.

Some people have even given me cash for the MacMillan Cancer event and I would love to say a VERY BIG THANKYOU as I know it will mean so much to MacMillan.

We have people also donating on the website which takes them to my Just Giving page, http://www.justgiving.com/freeinpaisley4macmillan  So far we have been given £27.

I would like to thank everyone who has donated gifts, sponsored, donated cash on my Just Giving page and helped spread the word about this event.

Please help Easter Sunday be a good day for MacMillan Cancer

PS. An Easter Egg would be fantastic – would anyone like to donate as it’s for a good cause?

Thank you,

Irene McDonald

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Survey- Thank you

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Hi everyone,

I am working on behalf of the Paisley.org.uk team and I would just like to say a big thank you to all users for completing the survey posted on the site.

The time and effort you gave to the survey is invaluable, providing us with information and ideas on how to improve the website and ensure we continue to promote Paisley positively and effectively. Your responses are really appreciated and it is wonderful to know that other people are enthusiastic and passionate about the town of Paisley.

 

Thank you

Rebecca Park

Paisley

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Annual Duck Race 2012

2012 Sees the return of the Paisley & District Annual Duck Race.  

This year will bring a larger array of entertainment and activities for all of the family making it truly bigger and better than ever before-probably just as well, as a few of the ducks have grown up and will be in a race of their own this year.

The Duck Race will be held on Saturday 12th May with the fun starting at 11.30am with the corporate sponsors race starting at 2.30pm and the main race starting at 3pm along the stretch of the River Cart from Morrison’s Bridge at Thread Street to the Mill Street Bridge.

 

The Race will be started this year by June Brown – more commonly known as Dot Cotton from Eastenders.

There will also be music throughout the day provided by Paisley School of Rock including the Glee Club and The Rock Choir. Cameron McKennor, Scottie McClue and Steff Mac as well as Nurse Ducky- Jan McLaughlin.

 

 

This year we have decided you can adopt a duck for the race for the price of £2.00 or adopt a family of 3 ducks for £5.00. Both these options will be available from every Beaver, Cub, Scout Explorer, Networker and Leader within Paisley & District.

All of the money raised from the race this year will be split equally between Paisley & District Scouts, Accord Hospice and the St. Vincent Hospice, both truly well deserving charities from the local area.
Accord and St. Vincent Hospices provide palliative care for people living with cancer and other life limiting illnesses. Both of these hospices rely on donations to carry out their day to day work and care. Through raising funds for these charities we can help them provide much needed care and support those people who require it.

 

 

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The Renfrewshire Witch Hunt 1697

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The Renfrewshire Witch Hunt 1697 (RWH1697) project started in August of last year with some initial research and has widened considerably. There will be a final large scale re-enactment drama piece playing through the town on 9th June 2012 and it is hoped this will become an annual event.

There is now a shop in the Paisley Centre where folk can pop in and take part in designing and making period costume either for the use of the actors or for their own use during the re-enactment drama. There are opportunities available to engage in activities such as costume making and design, it is totally free of charge and there are also volunteering opportunities available in the areas of acting, writing and behind the scenes activities.

Visitors will be able to find out more about the RWH1697 project and also the Paisley Development Trust’s plans for the Russell Institute building.
Buddies can expect to be better informed about the culture and heritage of our town and also participate in the plans to re-use the famous Paisley landmark at the bottom of New Street.

The RWT1697 shop is at the foot of the escalator to the left on the bottom floor (Causeyside Street), come in and see us and hear what we are all about.

 http://www.thepdt.org.uk/rwh1697/

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RBS Community Force Winners

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THANK YOU!

I would just like to thank everybody who voted for Paisley on the Web www.paisley.org.uk in the RBS Community Force Awards 2011.

We can now announce that we have won our category and that we will receive over £6,000 to purchase much needed equipment for the group of volunteers at Paisley on the Web, ensuring that we can attend events and special occasions in the Paisley and Renfrewshire calendar and promote them via our website and social media.

RBS Community forceThe money will also be used to train volunteers who are currently out of work and also our younger volunteers. They will not only be taught how to use the equipment, they will also gain much needed skills for future employment.

We would like to thank not only the volunteers who gave up so much of their time campaigning for this award but their friends and family and every single one of you who voted, not just for Paisley on the web but for every cause in the Paisley area.  This award will help us promote each of the organisations involved to a wider audience and we congratulate each and every one of them.

In our eyes any group or organisation in Paisley which is trying to promote the area has also won. We will be contacting them to see if we can assist in any way in highlighting their group and will use our new equipment to promote them to the best of our ability. I would like to also take this opportunity to thank the Royal Bank of Scotland for this award and can assure them that their contribution to the community and area will be put to best use.

You can find out more about Paisley on the Web and RBS Community Force by visiting this page: http://communityforce.rbs.co.uk/project/208

Best Regards

Brian McGuire
Chairman – Paisley.org.uk

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Paisley Photo quiz

We have already seen last weeks Paisley photo quiz have well over 4,000 hits in just three days by Ann Crawford on Facebook and also another one of our local photographers Jean-marie’s new albums were very popular too proving to be a huge success.

Now we have another superb Photo quiz that will definitely get the brain going and your mind thinking of places in Paisley where these images were taken pop over to the Facebook Paisley Scotland Pages to check out Lauras +Paisley albums.

If you would like to volunteer for Paisley.org.uk then please get in touch..

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Paisley.org.uk looking for potential advertisers

Paisley.org.uk is a valuable way for your organisation or business looking to advertise your latest product or service to a local audience.

Our monthly stats show that we had 1478463 hits on the website for the month of January 2011 that is on average 47692 hits every single day.

Our analytics shows that we have had 14,518 unique page views and 70% of our traffic is new visitors to the site.

A lot of website owners and marketers pay people to create back-links to their website thus improving their overall search ranking in Google if you advertise with Paisley.org.uk you get 2,400 instant back-links to your website and if we promote your website “this is going with past experience” that you can get 90,000 impressions on your URL or product in one month, the rest is down to you.

If you would like to advertise on Paisley.org.uk then please use our contact page, we can help boost instant traffic towards your website instantly. We also use social media to good use too promoting events, business’s and organisations.

Our rates are fair and we have one aim “To Promote The Town Of Paisley” and promoting your business is part of that aim.

We use Paisley Web Design for all our social media marketing and management to find out more about their products and services please visit http://www.paisleywebdesign.co.uk