Cocktails on the Clyde Raises Thousands for Charity
Friday 28th June 2019
The first Cocktails on the Clyde Event for St. Vincent’s Hospice has raised more than £13,000 for the local charity, which provides specialist care and support for families and people affected by life-limiting conditions.
Taking place at Mar Hall in Bishopton, the event was an afternoon of tea, shopping and entertainment, with all proceeds going towards supporting St. Vincent’s Hospice to continue to provide their services for the community of Renfrewshire and beyond.
Commenting on the event, Fundraising Manager for St. Vincent’s Hospice, Carol-Anne Lamont said: “We would like to say thank you to all of the incredibly generous supporters who came along to our first Cocktails on the Clyde last weekend and allowed us to raise such a fantastic total for our Hospice.
“The day was filled with fun, entertainment and laughter, with plenty of goods from our stall holders to enjoy a spot of shopping while sipping on a delicious cocktail, before getting their dancing shoes on to the Jersey Notes for a journey back in time with some classic tunes. Of course the day would not have been complete without our amazing host Steve McKenna, and we owe a big thanks to Mar Hall and our Sponsors at MacDuff International for all of their support and making this event possible.”
Based in the heart of the community, every year St. Vincent’s Hospice has to raise nearly £1.5 million to provide their services for individuals going through difficult times, dealing with the illness or loss of a loved one.
Carol-Anne added: “More than 50% of all of our funding comes directly from voluntary donations, making events like this absolutely critical for allowing us to continue to offer the support we do for hundreds of people throughout the community every single day. We never take this amazing generosity from all of our supporters for granted, and want to thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for making our Cocktails on the Clyde event such a huge success.”
For more information about St. Vincent’s Hospice and how you can support, please visit: www.SVH.co.uk.