We are absolutely delighted to announce that St Vincent’s Hospice were the winners of the £3,000 prize for the Youth Philanthropist competition at Linwood High School.

left to right at the school entrance are: Abbie-Louise McKinnon, Louise Taney,Laura McMullan and Angela Muir.

Amy Reid, Abbie-Louise McKinnon, Laura McMullan, Louise Taney and Angela Muir from Linwood High School made an incredible effort for this competition that was running in their school. YPI is an inclusive, multi-award- winning secondary school program that grows compassionate communities by connecting youth to social issues, local charities, and philanthropy at a pivotal stage in their adolescence.

Pictured left to right in the garden are: Amy Reid, Abbie-Louise McKinnon, Laura McMullan, Louise Taney and Angela Muir.

Alison Burton from St Vincent’s Hospice Children and Young Person’s Service and Laura McDade from the fundraising team and were with the girls every step of the way.

Abbie-Louise McKinnon and Laura McMullan said “We feel St Vincents Hospice is an important charity and in particular wanted to help the children and young people there with new Lego kits and updating the library. We worked hard and were proud that we won on behalf of St Vincents Hospice”

Alistair Wright, who headed the YPI for the School said:

“The girls put in a lot of hard work and effort into researching St Vincent's Hospice and raising awareness for the charity within the school. They all showed great enthusiasm to make contact with St Vincent's and produced a well thought out presentation that was a worthy winner at our YPI final. I was delighted for them and St Vincent;s Hospice who were very supportive of the girls throughout”.

Alison Burton from St Vincent’s Hospice said “Winning £3000 for the CYP service is amazing. The girls put so much work into their fantastic presentation, their passion shone through which inspired many people in the crowd. The money will go towards helping children and young people throughout the community who need support when a special person in their life is terminally ill or who has died. It will help by us buy new resources and support some
staffing costs in order to develop the service further. Thank you so much Linwood High School.”