Paisley Pub raises £6,000 for local charity
Monday 24th December 2018
The Lord Lounsdale in Paisley has raised more than £6,000 for people and families affected by life limiting conditions, following a series of fundraising events for St. Vincent’s Hospice.
Starting in the summer of this year, the pub, held three events across several months, dedicated to raising vital funds for the Howwood based Hospice.
Commenting on the fundraising effort, organiser Mark Mathieson said: “Every year, we raise money for a particular charity. I recently lost my dad earlier this year, and it was St. Vincent’s that cared for him. Some of the other staff from the Lord Lounsdale have also had relatives cared for by their team, and experienced the fantastic work they do during some extremely difficult times.
“This year we decided to raise money for the Hospice, starting with our charity car wash, followed by our Cycle Run and Fun Day, and finally our Raffle Night just last month. The support from everyone in the community for these events has been incredible, and towards a very worthy cause.”
A specialist provider of palliative and hospice care, St. Vincent’s supports individuals and families who are affected by life limiting conditions from all across Renfrewshire. They do this in their eight bed In-patient Unit, Day Hospice and throughout the community in people’s homes through their Community Nurse Specialists.
Commenting on the efforts of the Lord Lounsdale team, Fundraising Manager for St. Vincent’s Hospice, Carol-Anne Lamont, said: “We are so grateful and cannot thank them enough for not only raising such a fantastic amount of money, but for being dedicated enough to organise three separate events for our Hospice!
“More than half of our funding every year comes directly from voluntary donations and fundraising efforts just like this, and makes such a difference to hundreds of families all across Renfrewshire. On behalf of all of us at St. Vincent’s Hospice, we want to thank Mark, Geraldine, Julie and Claire, along with everyone else who took part in or helped organise these events! You are making a real difference to local people, during their time of need.”