Provost Hall starting her abseil

Provost’s delight at charity fundraising effort

Renfrewshire’s Provost Anne Hall has expressed her delight at the final total raised for four local charities by a summer charity abseil.

Provost Hall and twenty volunteers abseiled from the roof of Renfrewshire Council’s headquarters building in May.

With the final donations coming in this week, the abseil raised a total of £4,753.50.

Provost Hall starting her abseil

The event launched a new charity-giving scheme to support four local charities chosen by Provost Hall. The charities – Renfrewshire Carers’ Centre, RAMH (Recovery Across Mental Health) and two hospices, ACCORD and St Vincent’s – will share equally in donations received over the Provost’s term in office.

Provost Hall said: “It was a really exciting experience abseiling from the roof and the perfect way to launch the new charity-giving scheme – and I’m just as excited to hear the final total now all the donations are in.”

“The abseilers all did themselves proud and that’s shown in the fantastic amount of sponsorship money they were able to raise.”

“I’d also like to take the opportunity to once again thank Civil Defence Scotland for guiding us through the preparations and organising everything to do with the abseiling.

“It really could not have happened without their professional expertise. They are a registered charity providing a volunteer national emergency response team and I’m so glad we were able to work with them on this occasion.”

“The abseil was a very encouraging start to this joint fund-raising approach and I look forward to more people getting involved in the months and years ahead.”

Details of more charity fundraising activities from Provost Hall will be announced soon but, in the meantime, donations can be made direct to the collective charity fund online or in bank branches using:

* Account Number: 20041937

* Sort code: 82-54-04

More information about the scheme is available online at

To learn more about Civil Defence Scotland, and for information about volunteering with them, visit


Batty about St Vincent’s

STV’s Sean Batty, an Ambassador for St Vincent’s Hospice, will be hosting an exciting new quiz dinner in celebration of the hospice’s 25th anniversary.

The ‘Who Wants To Make A Million For St Vincent’s’ Dinner & Quiz is taking place on Friday 4th October, 7pm, at the Holiday Inn Glasgow Airport.

8 quiz rounds will be hosted by Sean, River City’s Carmen Pieraccini, boxing promoter Tommy Gilmour and MSP Hugh Henry. Tickets are only £35 or £350 per team of maximum 10, including a 3 course meal plus coffee.


Sean said “as an Ambassador of St Vincent’s Hospice I am delighted to be hosting the new ‘Who Wants To Make A Million For St Vincent’s’ Dinner & Quiz, as part of their special 25th anniversary year.

“This is a fun, exciting new event, which is sure to challenge even the best quiz enthusiast! So take up the challenge and join me on the night to become the St Vincent’s Hospice Champion.

He added “by getting involved with St Vincent’s Hospice you are supporting local patient care for those living with a life limiting illness, totally free of charge.

“The care provided at the hospice is amazing, but it requires a huge amount of money to keep delivering, and so this is a great way to help raise some much needed funds for the hospice but also have a great time too. What better reason to call and book your team place now!”

MaxSafe Solutions owner and St Vincent’s Hospice supporter Willie Chrystal  is excited about attending the event and said “as a business serving the Paisley and Renfrewshire area I would encourage all local businesses to get involved with this fantastic event.

“‘Who Wants To Make A Million For St Vincent’s’ is going to be a fun night for colleagues, clients and friends, plus you will be supporting local patient care for those living with life limiting illnesses. So take up the challenge and join me on the night, competing to become the St Vincent’s Champion!

Talking about his involvement Willie said “I regularly work with St Vincent’s Hospice providing free Health and Safety training to staff and volunteers. I witness the outstanding work they do providing vital care, totally free of charge, to the Renfrewshire community. I am delighted to be competing on October 4th.”

Gather together your team of colleagues, clients or friends and compete to win the title of 2013 Quiz Champion and help St Vincent’s Hospice raise £15,000 on the night, to care for local people and their families living with life limiting illnesses.

Reserve your table now by contacting Ashley on 01505 705635 or


Golfers Get On Course For St Vincent’s Hospice

Golf enthusiasts are asked to tee off to support the St Vincent’s Hospice 25th Anniversary Golf Event on Friday 6th September at Kilmacolm Golf Club – “one of the finest village golf clubs in the country”.

Teams of 4 can enjoy 18 holes on this scenic course and take part in golfing challenges along the way.  Team entry for this “Stableford” format unique and lively golf event, with tee-off times available from 8.30am – 1pm, is only £320, including breakfast rolls, and a delicious high tea.

st vincentsBruce Harley – Leisure Manager at Intu Braehead has attended the Golf Event for a number of years and encourages local golfers to get involved.

“Braehead has supported the St Vincent’s Hospice golf day for many years and look forward to playing at Kilmacolm this year. 

It goes without saying that the event is for a good cause and it’s a great way for businesses and individuals can show their support for the local community while enjoying a really well organised day.

The sun usually shines and there are always good prizes on offer for the more serious golfers. But the day is really about enjoying some good company before, during and after the golf and I’d encourage local companies to get involved.”

Tee-off times are now limited for this event so contact Lorraine on 01505 705635 or to guarantee your entry.