Dont forget that this Saturday the Paisley Christmas lights will be switched on and it promises to be a superb night, if last year is anything to go by this is certainly the place to be.

Chart-topping Lemar and X Factor-finalist Ruth Lorenzo are set to light up Paisley on Saturday 14 November 2009.

There are also live performances from a selection of top local musicians, the Clyde 1 Roadshow, a craft fayre, a farmers’ market, the Accord Hospice Fun Day, a children’s fun fair and a spectacular fireworks finale.

It promises to be a real treat for all the family!

Go to Renfrewshire Councils website for more information


Just to let you know that Scott Duncan of KDS distribution comleted his parachute jump in aid of charity.. hats off to you Mr Duncan…


Two girls from the Renfrewshire area are going to do the 10k this year, they are raising funds for The British Heart Foundation in Memory of Derek Boyle their friend who sadly passed away last year, read Karen and Pauline’s story on their blog and please help donate money to help the charity of they have chosen…


This has been sent in by one of our visitors Scott Duncan, please give it your time to read it and sponosr if possible.

I want to help raise funds for charity to help people that have been affected by deaths on UK roads…

I am taking part in a parachute jump in June 09 to raise funds with a target of £1000.

Please help me raise this money… I would really appreciate any help that I can get…

Why do I care?

Four years ago I was hit by joy riders who were driving at about 100mph and hit us head on, they managed to get free from their wreck and left us trapped in our smashed up car… I learned how life is fragile and that I was very lucky to walk away from this alive… so I want to help people who have not been so fortunate as me.

Please help raise this money to help the families of people who have lost their mum, dad, sister, brother, children or anyone for that matter to a road traffic accident… Please just for a moment imagine what it must feel like to get the news that someone you love is gone and will never be back, you will never hear them laugh, see them smile in person again… it must be horrific… I know that some people reading this will have experienced these feelings in life and I hope I am not over stepping the mark…

Please help!

Scott Duncan


Support Carers week 2008,

Pampering sessions for carers, Thursday 12th June 10am – 3pm

Accords Gleniffer outreach & Reid Kerr College, Free pampering sessions to book call 0141 887 1141

Download the flyer here carers-day-flyer


Read the following pdf to read more about the new Accord Hospice support centre at Reid Kerr college, Paisley


Or for more information call the outreach centre on 0141 887 1141

81 Renfrew Road, Paisley, PA3 4DS

We will soon be creating a new charity section to our main website

or for more information on Accord Hospice go to the website


Hello We’re running a community project where we have £2000 to give to a local project and would very much appreciate your input or suggestions.

Please see further information below.
Kind regards, Kat    The ‘Two Pubs’ Community Challenge Two of East Kilbride’s favourite pubs, The Peel Park Freehouse & Carvery and The Bonnie Prince Charlie have joined forces to set a challenge to their neighbours.

Asking locals to nominate projects that need attention, the pubs have promised to tackle and transform these neglected spaces. Promising £2000 towards materials, The Peel Park and Bonnie Prince Charlie will also provide the manpower required to tackle whatever the community throws their way! Suggestions should be sent to and the best idea will be chosen by 9th  June.

The team will then contact the relevant parties and get cracking! The Bonnie Prince Charlie’s General Manger, Billy McLean explains: “We’ve been working hard getting our pubs ready for summer and wanted to help our local communities do the same.  We look forward to hearing ideas from our neighbours and I for one will be rolling up my shirt sleeves and getting firmly stuck in! We’re expecting it to be hard work … but lots of fun too!”

The idea is to get the pubs’ staff making a difference to their local neighbourhood as well as providing a unique opportunity for staff members to work together in teams across all levels of the business.

All ideas are welcome and might include planting a sensory garden at local hospice, painting a kids playground or planting flowers to cheer up bed bound residents at a nursing home.

For further information, or to arrange an interview please contact Flamingo:  Katherine Sparkes T: 0117 968 8090 M: 0796 808 1152 E:

Notes to Editors:     Bonnie Prince Charlie, High Common Road, East Kilbride G74 2AU  T: 01355 237 200   General Manager – Billy McLean    Peel Park, Eaglesham Road, East Kilbride, Strathclyde G75 8LW  T: 01355 222747   General Manger – Martin Howley


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

Or for the Paisley Citizens advice Bureau office

45 George Street, Paisley, PA1 2JY
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Tel. no. 0141 889 2121
Fax. no. 0141 849 7116



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,

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 –


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.


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:

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,