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


The group is going from strength to strength with over 1300 members and are now sponsored by the local company 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.

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

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


Renfrewshire Young people turn out for council careers fair

Young people from Renfrewshire turned out to a council-run event to meet people who could help them find their ideal career.

The Futuresfest careers fair for young people aged 16 to 24 took place at Paisley’s Lagoon Leisure Centre and featured more than 40 exhibitors.

They included significant local employers such as Quarriers, the Lynnhurst Hotel and St Mirren FC.

Visitors on the day could also speak to staff from training providers, and organisations including the NHS, JobCentre Plus and Skills Development Scotland.

Council staff were on hand to dish out information about their apprenticeship scheme, youth employability hub and £8m Invest in Renfrewshire programme.

Renfrewshire Council Leader Mark Macmillan popped along to see the event for himself, and said: “The council will do all it can to make sure young people have the best chance possible of finding work.

“The aim of Futuresfest was to give them the opportunity to speak to a range of people who can help them get to where they want to be in life.

“Whether it be further education, apprenticeships, access to training or help finding work, there was something for everyone on offer.”

The same day also saw an open day at the council’s youth employability hub in Gauze Street, Paisley.

Staff at the hub are able to offer young people aged between 16 and 24 help with finding work, access to training and CV and letter writing.

For more information about the council’s youth employment services, call 0300 300 1180, email or visit

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St Mirren News 4th July 2013

Away Pre-Season Games

St Mirren will now play Queen of the South on 24th July 2013 at Palmerston Park.  Kick-off 7.30.

It will be pay at the gate on the night and prices are:-

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Concession – £5

Under 16 – £2


Home Pre-Season Games

The pre-season games at home against Morton and Newcastle United will be all-ticket. Tickets are now on sale from the St Mirren Ticket Office and the Online Ticket Shop.

The ticket details are as follows:


St Mirren v Morton, Saturday 20th July 2013 

Adult – £10
Concession – £5
12 & Under – £2


St Mirren v Newcastle United,  Tuesday 30th July 2013 

Adult – £15
Concession – £8
Children – £5

Newcastle United FC team will be made up from 1st team/reserves and U21 players

Ticket Office

The Ticket Office is open as follows:

Monday to Friday 10am – 2pm

Alternatively you can purchase season tickets at or contact the Ticket Office on 0141 840 6130 or by email

Smart Cards

If you are due to receive a new Smartcard, they should be available for collection next week. We will update the website accordingly.


Corporate hospitality is now available to purchase for:

St Mirren V Newcastle 30th July 2013

St Mirren V Kilmarnock 17th August 2013

St Mirren V Partick Thistle 31st August 2013

Full details can be found on the attached leaflet.

St Mirren in the Community News

Summer Camps

Over this school summer holiday you can have the chance to try out the football camps on a day-to-day basis.

Kids can access the St Mirren camps by attending on any day and paying on a per day basis, any day of the week!  Even for one day!

You can come for the morning session (9:30am – 12:30pm) for only £8 per day or you can spend the whole day (9:30am – 3:30pm) at the camps for £12 per day!This offer applies for the whole school summer break.

For more info please contact Community Coach, Dave Mackay by telephone: (0141) 840-6131 or

Full details of all the camps can be found at Booking form attached.

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St Mirren Kit Signing JD Sports Photographs

Photographs of the official kit launch in JD Sports the other day were taken by Anchor Mill Studio, our community partners.
Anchor Mill Studio help train up emerging new talent and give their students the skills and confidence in taking photographs for photo shoots and commercial work.

They were on hand at the official launch of the new kit and signing session at JD Sports in Braehead.

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Hundreds turn out for Street Stuff football festival

Hundreds of youngsters from Renfrewshire’s award-winning Street Stuff youth diversionary project took to the turf of St Mirren Park for a festival of football.

Boys and girls aged from 10 to 18 from throughout Renfrewshire descended on the stadium to compete for glory during the annual end-of-season tournament.

Street Stuff is a partnership between various organisations, including Renfrewshire Council and St Mirren, which provides activities for young people at various locations in Renfrewshire.

The programme includes street football with coaching from St Mirren and mobile youth activities with computer games, and has helped reduce youth disorder in each of the areas where it operates.

Around 300 youngsters from 53 teams took part in the five-a-side football contest, with separate sections for the 10-12, 13-15 and 16-18 age groups.

Action took place on the pitch, as well as in the new indoor covered Dome behind the stadium, which was recently opened for business by St Mirren.

The event was funded by Police Scotland and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, who are also partners in the Street Stuff initiative.

Councillor Eddie Devine, Renfrewshire Council’s Street Stuff Champion was there on the night to present prizes to the winning teams.

He said: “Once again, the Street Stuff football festival was well attended and proved to be a great success.

“The scheme has rightly been recognised at a national level for the work it has done to reduce youth disorder by giving kids something positive to do in the evenings.

“I’m sure Street Stuff activities will continue to be popular over the summer holidays and I would urge any kids looking for something to keep them occupied to check out what is on offer in their area.”

St Mirren chief executive Brian Caldwell said: “We are a community club and it is important to us to be involved in schemes like this, and offer something to local youngsters.

“We were delighted the end of the first-team’s season allowed us to be able to open up our doors and give so many youngsters the chance to play on the pitch and in the dome at St Mirren Park.

“Going by the size of the crowd there on the night, we are sure they enjoyed the experience.”

Street Stuff is a partnership between Renfrewshire Council, St Mirren, Police Scotland, the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, Engage Renfrewshire, McGill’s Buses and Reid Kerr College.

The latest Street Stuff timetable can be viewed online at

Street Stuff hosts festival of football at St Mirren Park

Young people from throughout Renfrewshire can step out on the hallowed turf of St Mirren Park to show their football skills at a special tournament this month.

The festival of five-a-side football is an annual end-of-season event run by the area’s award-winning Street Stuff youth diversionary project.

Street Stuff is a partnership between various local agencies, including Renfrewshire Council and St Mirren, offering activities for young people – such as mobile youth clubs and street football with coaching from the club – at youth disorder hotspots.

And the scheme’s organisers are looking for teams of young people aged from 10 to 18 to get their entries in for the event, on Monday 13 May from 6.30 to 9pm.

Those playing on the day will be able to pose with the Scottish League Cup, and meet some of the first-team players who won the trophy in March.

Youngsters will also get to try out St Mirren’s brand-new Dome, with some of the action due to take place in the recently-opened indoor pitch beside the stadium.

For those who don’t fancy the football, computer games will be set up in the main-stand hospitality suite, with Fifa 13 and Just Dance on offer.

Councillor Eddie Devine, Renfrewshire Council’s Street Stuff champion, said: “The activities run by Street Stuff have made a huge difference to the area and to the young people involved.

“By giving youngsters somewhere to go and something to do, and through the work with police and the council’s community safety services, youth disorder rates have fallen in every area where the scheme operates.

“The end-of-season football festival is always one of the highlights of the Street Stuff calendar. I would encourage any local youngsters who want to play at St Mirren Park to get together with their mates and enter their team now.”

St Mirren manager Danny Lennon added: “The club is always keen to play a part in the local community and events like this are great for the youngsters.

“I’m sure we will see a great standard of football on the evening and who knows, maybe some St Mirren stars of the future will be among those taking part?”

There will be separate competitions for those aged 10-12, 13-15, and 16-18, with trophies for the winners. All those taking part will receive a goodie bag and medal.

Entry forms are available to download at More information is available by contacting Street Stuff organiser Stevie Gallagher on 07557 281581 or

Street Stuff is a partnership between Renfrewshire Council, St Mirren, Police Scotland, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, McGill’s Buses, Reid Kerr College and Engage Renfrewshire.

The event is being funded by Police Scotland and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.


Holiday Monday Open Day

The St.Mirren Fans Council are hosting an open day in conjunction with the club this coming bank holiday Monday, 6th May.

It’s a day for all the family, young and old.

stmirrenfanscouncilYou will be able to watch a behind closed doors training session and meet the first team squad.

Club photographer Allan Picken will be available to take an official club photograph with the Scottish Communities League Cup on the actual podium used for the League Cup trophy at the Final.

For further details (including times etc) visit the fans council website at

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St Mirren Cup Winners League 2013

From everyone at we would like to say we are so proud of St Mirren Football Club you guys worked hard and everyone in the town of Paisley is so Proud of you..

Come on the Buddies..

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The official open top bus route with trophy once the team get back to Paisley this evening – Neilston Rd, Causeyside St, Gauze St to County Square. 


entertainment on stage County Sq from 5.30. Team there at 7 ish. Open top bus route: Causeyside, St Mirren and Gauze Streets

Open top bus with heroes on board will arrive County Sq at 7 pm via Causeyside St, St Mirren St & Gauze St. Part till 9.00!

Renfrewshire’s best young business brains showed they were on the ball when they presented their ideas for a St Mirren football museum to club bosses.

The 30 teenagers from the area’s Recruit programme impressed with their business plans for how the memorabilia extravaganza could work at the club.

The Recruit is a council-run youth employment project loosely based on telly favourite The Apprentice, which sees young hopefuls compete through a series of business-based challenges, with jobs on offer for the winners.

The hugely-popular programme has taken place in Renfrewshire since 2010, but this summer sees two editions running simultaneously – one for S5/6 pupils, and another for unemployed 16-19-year-olds.

This task saw the youngsters from the S5/6 group asked to locate St Mirren memorabilia – with tickets, programmes, strips, old photos and even a ball dating back to the club’s foundation in 1877 among the items tracked down and pictured.

The teams then presented their plans for the museum, detailing how they would market and run the facility and what its website would look like.

The event took place in the home dressing room at St Mirren Park, before a judging panel of club community coaches Brian Sproul, Steven Sweeney and Gary Hocknull.

After picking the winners, Brian said: “We were really impressed with the hard work of everybody involved, and with the quality of their research.”

The group winners were Team Cutting Edge – Jatinder Singh, 16, of St Benedict’s High; Nicola Edoni, 16, of Trinity High; Kaitlin Douglas, 17, of Johnstone High; and David Pirie, 17, who has just left Paisley Grammar.

There was also an individual winner – Gleniffer High pupil Ross Mills, 16, of Team Stratosphere – who impressed the panel with his presenting skills and enthusiasm.

Councillor Roy Glen, Convener of Renfrewshire’s Employment and Economic Development taskforce, said: “Tackling youth unemployment is a big priority for the council, and schemes like The Recruit are a big part of that.

“The Recruit programme has been so popular that it has grown in size over each of the three years it has been running and that is testament to its success.

“We would like to thank St Mirren, who have been great supporters of The Recruit over the years, as well as all the other employers who are taking part.”

Some of the other tasks which this year’s Recruits have already taken part in include a week-long army-style residential camp and other career-focussed training.

The two programmes will continue to run over the summer, with the Top Recruits set to be crowned at a finale event to be held in Paisley Town Hall in August.


One picture attached: (l to r) Gary Hocknull, Steven Sweeney, David Pirie, Nicola Edoni, Ross Mills, Kaitlin Douglas and Brian Sproul, at St Mirren Park.

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