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Stay up to date with the latest news and fundraising opportunities from St. Vincent’s Hospice.

If you have a press or media enquiry, you can contact our Communications Manager by emailing Simon.Cassidy@svh.co.uk

Create a legacy with our Woodland Walk

Thursday 13th September 2018

Since our community garden was created in 2015, it is easy to forget that this was once a green field, which was largely unused and ignored. Just a few short years later, it is now a beautiful space filled with plants, flowers, a pond and pathways for people to take in the scenery, relax and enjoy.

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Team Tortoise go the Distance!

Team Tortoise go the Distance!

Our Trustee Board Member, Brendan Faulds, and dedicated supporter Gary Robinson, have raised a staggering £1,295 for St. Vincent's Hospice by completing a 45 mile cycle from Glasgow to Edinburgh.

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Mhairi Black MP donates Silver Birch Tree

Mhairi Black MP donates Silver Birch Tree

We were delighted today to receive the lovely donation of  aSilver Birch Tree from MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire South, Mhairi Black, as part of the Queen's Commonwealth Canopy (QCC). 

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St. Vincent's Hospice Volunteer News - Autumn 2018

St. Vincent's Hospice Volunteer News - Autumn 2018

We have had an absolutely fantastic year, and a huge part of this is the vital contributions of our volunteers. With that in mind we are delighted to say that our second Volunteer eNewsletter is available now to download, with all the details of our Christmas Lunch, upcoming events, and the achievements of some of our amazing team. 

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Carrie - a poem from Arthur and Catherine

Carrie - a poem from Arthur and Catherine

We recently received this beautiful poem from Arthur and Catherine, in memory of a loved one cared for by St. Vincent's.If you would like to share some memories, have a poem or story of your own, please get in touch by emailing Info@svh.co.uk. 

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Team SPAR Glide over the Clyde for Charity

Team SPAR Glide over the Clyde for Charity

A team of 14 staff and supporters from SPAR took on the daunting challenge of Zipsliding at high speed across the River Clyde for St. Vincent’s Hospice, bringing an impressive end to their fundraising efforts over the last several months, as they raised a staggering £6,500.

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Our first School Newsletter

Our first School Newsletter

At St. Vincent's, we work very closely with schools all across the community, helping to raise awareness of the exciting opportunities we have for young people to be involved and support our services. 

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Autumn Newsletter 2018

Autumn Newsletter 2018

 

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Classics at Castle Semple returns for 2018

Classics at Castle Semple returns for 2018

‘Classics at Castle Semple’ Car show will return to the shores of Lochwinnoch for its 8th year this Sunday, 21st October 2018, with proceeds going towards supporting St. Vincent’s Hospice.

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TV Stars take on the Custard Challenge for Hospice Care Week

TV Stars take on the Custard Challenge for Hospice Care Week

Hot off the heels of the success of ITV’s WOS wrestling, two of the young stars of the show have taken on their greatest opponent yet: a bucket of custard, as they were gunged for St. Vincent’s Hospice as part of Hospice Care Week.

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Hospice Care Week - St. Vincent's Hospice needs your help

Hospice Care Week - St. Vincent's Hospice needs your help

This week, St. Vincent’s Hospice, are taking part in Hospice Care Week 2018 and are looking for your help in shaping the future of their services.

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The Gift of Music

The Gift of Music

The new Music Therapy project at St. Vincent’s Hospice has received a massive boost, thanks to an incredible donation of instruments and state-of-the-art sound equipment from local supporter Joe McGuire.

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Hair today, gone tomorrow

Hair today, gone tomorrow

10-year-old Mitchell Strachan has raised £400 for St. Vincent’s Hospice as part of their 30th Anniversary by growing his hair for 30 weeks straight.

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St. Vincent's Hospice Needs You!

St. Vincent's Hospice Needs You!

St. Vincent’s Hospice need as many people as possible to offer their comments and feedback on the future of their services as part of their Community Review.

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Support St. Vincent’s while you shop online!

You can now support St. Vincent’s Hospice while you shop online at absolutely no cost by signing up with AmazonSmile.

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St. Vincent’s Hospice committed to Fundraising Standards

St. Vincent’s Hospice committed to Fundraising Standards

St. Vincent’s Hospice have furthered their commitment to transparency and high standards, by signing up to the Scottish Fundraising Standards Panel Fundraising Guarantee.

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10-year-old donates entire Lego collection to St. Vincent’s

10-year-old donates entire Lego collection to St. Vincent’s

10-year-old James Blair from Johnstone has donated his entire Lego collection to St. Vincent’s Hospice for children who come to visit relatives and loved ones.

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New Public Footpath Officially Opens

New Public Footpath Officially Opens

St. Vincent’s Hospice are celebrating today, following the official opening of their new Public Footpath, connecting Beith Road to Midton Road, improving accessibility to their grounds.

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Bowfield Hotel’s 10K charity run raises over £1,000 for St Vincent’s Hospice

Bowfield Hotel’s 10K charity run raises over £1,000 for St Vincent’s Hospice

The Bowfield Hotel and Country Club’s annual 10k Charity Road Race has raised an incredible £1,365 for St. Vincent’s Hospice.

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Local GP takes on Tough Mudder for Charity

Local GP takes on Tough Mudder for Charity

Dr Martin Innes, from Ravenswood Surgery in Johnstone recently took on the world famous Tough Mudder 10-mile challenge, raising more than £1,700 for St. Vincent’s Hospice.

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Changing lives through music therapy

Changing lives through music therapy

St. Vincent’s Hospice are appealing for members of the public to donate their unwanted musical instruments to support their upcoming Music Therapy Project, working with Nordoff Robbins Scotland to help support people and their families affected by life limiting conditions.

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Bowling Club raises over £2,000 for charity

Bowling Club raises over £2,000 for charity

The John G. Fleming Bowling Club in Houston have hosted a series of fundraising events, raising an incredible £2,010 for St. Vincent’s Hospice.

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St. Vincent’s Hospice Summer Gathering

St. Vincent’s Hospice Summer Gathering

On Sunday 19 August at 2pm, St. Vincent’s Hospice warmly invites members of the public and supporters to attend their Annual Summer Gathering of Thanksgiving and Remembrance.

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Co-op Community Fund

Co-op Community Fund

All through August, September and October 2018, there is a wonderful opportunity to raise vital funding for our Community Nurse Specialist Service at St. Vincent’s Hospice – without any additional cost to you!

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Dry cleaner helps local lion stay fresh and fluffy

Dry cleaner helps local lion stay fresh and fluffy

Harrod’s Dry Cleaners in Bridge of Weir are supporting St. Vincent’s Hospice in a very unique way by making sure their mascot, Vinnie the Lion, stays fresh and fluffy by cleaning him completely free of charge.

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St. Vincent's Volunteer News

St. Vincent's Volunteer News

Our volunteers are vital to everything we do at St. Vincent's Hospice, giving us more than 44,000 hours of their time every single year. 

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Renfrewshire Provost Launches the St. Vincent's 30 Challenge!

Renfrewshire Provost Launches the St. Vincent's 30 Challenge!

As we celebrate our 30th Anniversary, we are thrilled that today Renfrewshire Provost, Lorraine Cameron, has launched our #30Challenge! Taking up the task of making 30 teas and coffees (along with baking 30 scones) for 30 members of staff, to help raise awareness and support for St. Vincent’s Hospice!

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The Unwanted Companion - One Man's Journey with Motor Neurons Disease

The Unwanted Companion - One Man's Journey with Motor Neurons Disease

Today, Thursday 21 June, is Global Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Awareness Day 2018, committed to raising awareness of MND and the impact this has on thousands of people and families all across the world every year.

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Queen's Award for St. Vincent's Hospice Volunteers

Queen's Award for St. Vincent's Hospice Volunteers

Her Majesty the Queen has named St. Vincent’s Hospice as a recipient of the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service; the highest award which can be given to volunteer groups in the UK.

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Hospice patients benefit from new smart TVs

Hospice patients benefit from new smart TVs

Patients at St. Vincent’s Hospice are benefitting from eight brand new smart televisions in their In-patient Unit, thanks to a generous grant of £2,100 from the Kilbarchan General Society.

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Beavers and Cubs go the distance for charity

Beavers and Cubs go the distance for charity

The Howwood Beavers and Cubs, along with Fordbank Cubs Groups have shown their community spirit by raising an incredible £773.50 for St. Vincent’s Hospice.

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Tam Cowan Sizzles for Scottish Hospices

Tam Cowan Sizzles for Scottish Hospices

Tam Cowan donned his chef’s whites this week to launch The Big Summer Sizzle.

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Caring since day one: Audrey Fulton

Caring since day one: Audrey Fulton

In February 1988, after a five year fundraising effort and more than a year of renovation works, St. Vincent’s Hospice opened their doors at North Road in Johnstone.

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30 songs for 30 years

30 songs for 30 years

A ceilidh organised by three locals has found a unique way to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of St. Vincent’s Hospice, putting together a special 30 song Strip the Willow medley at an event, raising more than £2,000 for the charity.

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Arts Festival raises thousands for local Hospice

Arts Festival raises thousands for local Hospice

The Lochwinnoch Arts Festival has drawn to a close raising £1,792.78 for St. Vincent’s Hospice in memory of Anne Moore, a long-time volunteer with the charity and well-known local musician.

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Dancing duos raise thousands for charity

Dancing duos raise thousands for charity

11 couples danced the night away at the St. Vincent’s Hospice Strictly Come Prancing, going head to head to raise more than £25,000 for the charity.

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Spring Newsletter 2018

Spring Newsletter 2018

For the first time, you can download and view our St. Vincent's Hospice Newsletter online! Showcasing all the latest news and activity from the Hospice, including upcoming events, our Volunteer Spotlight and our 30th Anniversary celebrations, you can view all of this at the link below.

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New tartan marks landmark for Scottish charity

New tartan marks landmark for Scottish charity

St. Vincent's Hospice have continued to mark their 30th Anniversary year with the unveiling of their official tartan.

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The right moves for charity

The right moves for charity

A local dance class has raised more than £4,000 for St. Vincent’s Hospice, to help buy innovative new equipment for their services.

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Art Festival hitting the right note for St. Vincent’s

Art Festival hitting the right note for St. Vincent’s

From Tuesday 13 March, the 2018 Lochwinnoch Arts Festival will be holding an incredible range of events in memory of Anne Moore, a much loved local art lover and musician, with proceeds going to support St. Vincent’s Hospice.

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Work on new footpath now underway

Work on new footpath now underway

Following their announcement in December, work has now begun on a new public footpath to improve access to St. Vincent’s Hospice by connecting Beith Road and Midton Road.

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30th Anniversary Ball raises thousands for charity

30th Anniversary Ball raises thousands for charity

St. Vincent’s Hospice raised more than £72,000 at their 30th Anniversary Ceilidh Ball, gathering hundreds of guests, supporters and sponsors from across the community on Friday 2 February.

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Step Up for St. Vincent’s Hospice

Step Up for St. Vincent’s Hospice

On Sunday 25th March, the hugely popular Step Up for St. Vincent’s Hospice sponsored walk will return for its second year, taking place at Castle Semple, Lochwinnoch, at 11am.

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Woodland Walk

Woodland Walk

As part of our 30th Anniversary Celebrations, we are creating a Woodland Walk through our Hospice grounds.

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30 Years of Kindness

30 Years of Kindness

When she was just a little girl, Louise Strachan donated £25 from a jumble sale to St. Vincent’s Hospice, to help bring care to the local community. Now, as they prepare for their 30th Anniversary, Louise is in charge of leading and organising the celebrations.

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Thank you from St. Vincent's Hospice

Thank you from St. Vincent's Hospice

St. Vincent’s Hospice have been overwhelmed by the support and generosity of the local community following the break in and robbery of one of their charity shops in Paisley earlier this week.

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Opening up the Countryside

Opening up the Countryside

The local community are set to benefit from a new public footpath to improve access to St. Vincent’s Hospice by connecting Beith Road and Midton Road.

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Hospice looking for support following break in

Hospice looking for support following break in

Following a break in to their charity shop in Glenburn, St. Vincent’s Hospice are appealing to local trade workers to repair their locks and shutters ahead of Christmas.

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Getting patients fit for Christmas

Getting patients fit for Christmas

St. Vincent’s Hospice are pioneering a new treatment approach for patients with life limiting conditions, helping them get fitter and more active in time for Christmas.

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School kids rock their festive finest for St. Vincent's

School kids rock their festive finest for St. Vincent's

On Friday 8 December, local schools from Renfrewshire came together to wear their best Christmas jumpers to raise awareness and support for St. Vincent’s Hospice.

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Ladies Lunch raises £24,000 for charity

Ladies Lunch raises £24,000 for charity

The festive season kicked off in impressive style this weekend, as the St. Vincent’s Hospice Ladies Lunch raised an incredible £24,000 for their charity.

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Racking up support for charity

Racking up support for charity

On Friday 15 December, Phil Steven, from Howwood, is set to put his skills on the pool table to the ultimate test as he attempts to pot 6,000 balls in less than 24 hours for St. Vincent’s Hospice.

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Celebration rose planted in local Hospice

Celebration rose planted in local Hospice

St. Vincent’s Hospice in Johnstone has recently added a rare Trefoil Rose to their Community Garden, following a heart-warming donation in the name of a beloved member of the local community.

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