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Great news we are in the local newspaper the Paisley Daily Express. Welcome to all the Paisley Daily Express readers and thanks to the express for their great article.

I am pictured with Mhairi and Michael who are both volunteers for the website, some of our volunteers including Victor, Margaret, Jeanette as well as others couldn’t make the photo opportunity unfortunately, but I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the volunteers for all their hard work and dedication to the website.

Also if you feel you would like to help with the website in any capacity be it gathering information or even nominating someone for the notable person or famous person section then please use the contact button on the main paisley.org.uk website to get in touch.

Once again thanks to all our visitors to the website and especially to everyone who regularly uses the message board “you know who you are”…

Brian

www.paisley.org.uk
www.paisleycomputerrepair.co.uk

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CAB Scotland

What is the Scottish CAB service?
The Scottish Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) service is made up of:

  • Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS)– a national umbrella body that provides essential services to Scottish citizens advice bureaux
  • Citizens advice bureaux – independent, local charities that are members of Citizens Advice Scotland. Bureaux provide advice and information to people in need in over 200 locations

The aims of the Scottish CAB service
The Scottish CAB service is united by two aims:

  • to ensure that individuals do not suffer through lack of knowledge of their rights and responsibilities, or of the services available to them, or through an inability to express their need effectively

and, equally

  • to exercise a responsible influence on the development of social policies and services, both locally and nationally.
    CAS and Scottish bureaux work together to achieve these aims.

A service with principles
The CAB service is led by 12 principles that guide the work we do. These 12 principles are:

  • A free service
  • Confidentiality
  • Impartiality
  • Independence
  • Accessibility
  • Effectiveness
  • Community accountability
  • The client’s right to decide
  • A voluntary service
  • Empowerment
  • Information retrieval
  • A generalist service

You can also read more about the CAB Service 12 Principles.

We also operate an equal opportunities policy: the CAB Service is independent and provides free, confidential and impartial advice to everybody regardless of race, sex, age, disability or sexuality.

For more information go to http://www.cas.org.uk/

Or for the Paisley Citizens advice Bureau office

Address
45 George Street, Paisley, PA1 2JY
View map

Tel. no. 0141 889 2121
Fax. no. 0141 849 7116

Email
bureau@paisleycab.casonline.org.uk

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anthony nolan

I will be featuring a charitable organisation every month on the Paisley website “nominate yours now” our first one is one that I am a donor for it is the Anthony Nolan Trust, I have been on their donor books now for about 5 years and it only took a trip to the doctors to give some blood so that they can match your blood type up to possible donors.

This charity is very well organised and make you feel very welcome when you apply to be a possible donor, I would recommend that everyone who can join the register for donating, http://www.anthonynolan.org.uk/donating/how-to-join-the-register.htm

Here is some information from the Anthony Nolan trust website news release:

Terminally ill journalist Adrian Sudbury has met Gordon Brown to kick start a national campaign in schools to educate young people about becoming bone marrow donors.

Adrian, aged just 26, has been battling with leukaemia for the past 18 months and in a devastating blow has been told by doctors that he only has weeks to live. Despite his diagnosis, brave Adrian has been lobbying for better education on bone marrow donation and has already met with Health Secretary Alan Johnson and Schools Secretary Ed Balls to discuss the issue.

Adrian said that his 20 minute meeting with Gordon Brown was very productive and the Prime Minister was very supportive of his campaign. Adrian hopes that information on bone marrow donation will be made part of the curriculum.

Adrian commented “The big problem in our country with bone marrow donation is that it’s very poorly understood. It’s believed to be a horrific procedure. But the reality is very different to that’

Adrian’s award winning blog has received international notoriety, and his campaign has touched the hearts of people across the world.

Alex Frazier, spokeswoman for the Anthony Nolan Trust, said:

The Anthony Nolan Trust wholeheartedly supports Adrian’s call to raise awareness in schools and colleges. Currently thousands of patients are anxiously waiting to find a suitably matched bone marrow donor and not enough has been done to educate people about the benefits of donation.

It’s a fantastic and crucial achievement that Adrian has enlisted the support of Gordon Brown, Alan Johnson and Ed Balls. Adrian has shown great courage throughout his illness, and this campaign epitomises Adrian’s fighting spirit and determination to help others have a chance of life.

The Anthony Nolan Trust is currently searching to find bone marrow donors for 16,000 patients worldwide. People waiting for a bone marrow donor have few other options, if any so we urge more young people to find out what’s involved.

LOG on to Adrian’s blog – www.baldyblog.freshblogs.co.uk

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Now that the football season is over for the time being we are looking to replace the St Mirren news feed at the bottom of the main paisley.org.uk webpage whilst the team take a break.

Are you a budding journalist or do you have possibly a weekly story to talk about our town, or have a blog that talks about all things positive in our town (note the word positive) so that it could fill the void left by the St Mirren latest news? If you do then please get in touch and we shall discuss what we can do next..

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Apologies about the time paisley.org.uk was offline this was due to 1and1.co.uk our server people being inefficient at their job and not listening to their customers, if anyone is thinking about hosting with 1and1.co.uk think twice they are useless and are only interested in the big fish not local community websites which they dont care about.

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This is an email from one of our volunteers to the Paisley website Mhairi Heron, please take the time to visit the page and donate to a very worthy cause.

Hello,

I’m taking part in Race for Life to raise money for Cancer Research UK and would really welcome your support.

Please take a moment to sponsor me. It’s really easy – you can donate online by credit or debit card at the following address:
http://www.raceforlifesponsorme.org/mhairiheron

All donations are secure and sent electronically to Cancer Research UK. If you are a UK taxpayer, Cancer Research’s partner Justgiving will  automatically reclaim 28% Gift Aid on your donation at no cost to you – making it worth even more.

Please join me in supporting Race for Life and a fabulous cause!

Thanks and best wishes,
Mhairi

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Hi,
I am trying to find a possible relative of mine, I hope you can help.

Her maiden name is Isabella Ross Wilson and would be 86 years old now. She used to work for a Dr. J.H. Allen in Milton House, Love Street, Paisley.

I would appreciate any information about her or any relatives she might have. Sandy..

Please email the website using the contact page on the main website found here www.paisley.org.uk/contact.php

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We now have a great bunch of volunteers who help with the Paisley website. All our volunteers have Paisley at heart and are always telling people all about how good Paisley is and that they should visit paisley.org.uk I would like to thank all our volunteers who work tiresely for the website and dont get enough thanks.

I am still looking for volunteers to help out with this website and it does not matter if you dont know much about computers “or even own a computer” it doesnt matter if your physically able or not either, I just need people who are passionate about Paisley and would like to try to raise the profile of the town.

It could be in many forms i.e pictures, history, stories, local information etc

I especially need someone who is great in these areas of expertise.

  • History of Paisley
  • Funding “or form filling”
  • Old pictures
  • Genealogy expertise
  • Promotion and/or leaflet delivery
  • Sales “advertising”

The funding one is critical for the future development of the website and I would be grateful to anyone who has good knowledge of this area and also if anyone could do a few telephone sales and if they are good they could be paid on a commission basis.

Once again thanks to all our existing volunteers you know who you are..

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Womens 10K

Sunday 18th May 2008

Why not take part in this year’s Britannic Asset Management Women’s 10K in aid of Macmillan?

Experienced runners can aim to beat their personal best, while the more laid back among you might prefer to walk the route with friends, giving you a chance to have a good gossip, get some gentle exercise, and in the process help people affected by cancer.

Simply register with the run on the organisers’ website www.runglasgow.org then contact us at the office on 0141 952 0085 – we’ll provide you with a fundraising and training pack, a running vest, sponsor forms, and all the help you need.

Macmillan Cancer relief

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Saturday 10th May 2008

Rugby Open Day, Birkmyre Park, Park Road, Kilmacolm, Celebrating the opening of the refurbished and extended Birkmyre Pavilion. The opening will be performed by a Scottish International Rugby Player and there will be a presentation from Glasgow Warriors to mark the occasion. Apart from an opportunity to meet some of the big names in Scottish Rugby it will be the first chance for everyone to have a look under the covers of the new Pavilion. 1pm.

Saturday 10th May 2008

Paisley Farmers Market, County Square, Paisley – next to Gilmour Street Train Station, Get your hands on some of the best fish, seafood, organic vegetables and meat products in the West of Scotland. An early arrival is recommended. Call 01655 770217 for further information. 9am till 1pm

Saturday 10th May 2008

‘Brunch & Browse’, St Fillan’s Hall, Moss Road, Kilmacolm, Home made soups, home baking, tea, coffee, books & lots of stalls. Great value! Disabled access. £2. 10am till 2pm.

Sunday 11th May 2008

Beer Festival, Fox and Hounds, Houston, Live music, marquee, bbq, kids rides, real ale and cider available from throughout the uk.

Sunday 11th May 2008

Pooches in the Park, Barshaw Park, Paisley, Sponsored walk in aid of Accord Hospice. Registration from 2-4pm. Sponsor forms available from Vanessa Scott on 0141 581 2000. Sponsored by The Pet Shop, Johnstone, 01505 327722.

Sunday 11th May 2008

Gourock Highland Games, The Provost will lead Inverclyde’s major annual event.
Events confirmed for the day include highland dancing, pipe band competition, throwing the hammer, shot put, tossing the caber and tug of war. noon till 6pm

Sunday 11th May 2008

Dog Walk Day, Castle Semple Visitor Centre, Lochlip Road, Lochwinnoch, Help raise funds for St Vincent Hospice with a sponsored family friendly dog walk. Contact Lorraine or Jane on 01505 705635 for further information. 10.30am

Sunday 11th May 2008

Glasgow Orchestral Society Concert, Paisley Town Hall, The ‘Oldest Amateur Orchestra in Scotland’ returns to perform a lively programme of Spanish & English music. Tickets £9 (£6) available on the door. 7.30pm

Sunday 11th May 2008

“Pawsitivity” Sponsored Dog Walk, Why don’t you and your four-legged friend do something “pawsitive” for St. Vincent’s Hospice. Join us in the beautiful setting of Castle Semple Park, Lochwinnoch for a lochside day of fun and frolics.
For more information please contact Lorraine Valentine or Jane Cox in the Fundraising Team on 01505 705635 or by email at lorraine.valentine@svh.co.uk or jane.cox@svh.co.uk

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