Local Girl Chops Locks For Charities

Heather Anderson, 20 from Kilbarchan, bravely agreed to have 16 inches cut off her beautiful hair to raise £350 for 2 very deserving charities.

During a visit to Room 19 Hairdressing in Kilbarchan today, hairdresser Pamela McKechnie very kindly agreed to cut Heather’s hair to raise money for both St Vincent’s Hospice and Little Princesses Trust.

Heather has raised £200 for St Vincent’s Hospice in Howwood where her Nana was cared for. St Vincent’s Hospice has provided specialist care in Renfrewshire, completely free of charge, to thousands of families since it was founded in 1988.

Heather said “I’m chose to cut my hair for St Vincent’s Hospice, because they are a great charity who made my nana smile. I’ve lost two of my grandparents to Cancer, both my Nana and my Granny and ive been feeling like its time to do something for the people who helped them and for the people who still suffer every day with the struggle of cancer.

I am also supporting Little Princesses Trust whom I am donating my hair to, they are a great charity who make wigs for small children suffering with hair loss “

Lorraine Jeffrey, Senior Fundraiser said: “On behalf of everyone at St Vincent’s Hospice, we are extremely grateful to Heather for this every brave, thoughtful and positive way of fundraising.

“We need everyone to get involved in our 25th Anniversary celebrations to raise £1 million, so that we can continue caring for people living with life limiting illnesses, making such a huge difference to them and their families.”

For a free fundraising pack and to get involved in the 25th Anniversary celebration and £1 million appeal contact or 01505 705635.

Environmental Training Team at Kersland School

On Monday 1st July the Environmental Training Team begins the huge task of overhauling the gardens at Kersland School.  The school on Ben Nevis Road in Paisley caters for children with additional support needs aged between 5 and 18 years old

Environmental Training Team at Kersland School

(Lorraine McKay Community Champion of Dobbies, Ian Williams of the Environmental Training Team and Robert Walker Community Champion of B&Q)

This fabulous project would not be possible without the generosity of Ian Williams (ETT Chief Executive) and Steve Savage (Deputy Chief Executive) who are providing the manpower and tools required

The project began as a one off offer of a garden tidy being offered as a raffle prize for Kersland School’s BBQ Fundraiser which was on Friday 21st June but soon developed into promises of a major overhaul of all the garden areas and continuing maintenance.

Tracey Clements Marketing and PR Manager for the Environmental Training Team had been in talks with the Community Champions at B&Q Paisley and Dobbies at Braehead regarding donation of plants & seeds etc to make this project a blooming success. On Tuesday 25th June 2013 Robert Walker of B&Q and Lorraine McKay of Dobbies came along to the school with kind donations of a variety of fruit trees, bulbs, seeds, soil, trays and bushes

B&Q are also helping out through their waste donation scheme providing pallets, paint, tiles and paving slabs which although unsellable will be usable in some way during the project.

Tracey Clements of the ETT said “The generosity of B&Q and Dobbies has been overwhelming. They have been so kind and we look forward to keeping in contact with them throughout the project to let them see how it is progressing”


We are having a fundraising folk evening at the Cottages on Thursday 6th June at 7.30pm.

Collins and Collins (formerly of Clydebuilt) will be performing.

It’s a ‘bring your own bottle’ arrangement with tea & coffee etc. at the break.

Tickets are £10 and can be bought at the Cottages or people can call Susan Reid at 0141 887 2273.