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The right moves for charity

Monday 19th February 2018

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

The money was generated from a fundraising evening organised by Zumba dance fitness instructor, Toni Trodden, after one of her loved ones was cared for by St. Vincent’s Hospice.

Discussing the event, Toni said: “I recently had first-hand experience of how important the services offered by St. Vincent’s Hospice are for people in the community and I wanted to help.

“Every year, we have a night out for my Zumba clubs in Beith and Lochwinnoch and I thought this would be a great opportunity to help raise some money for the Hospices In-Patient Unit.

“We organised the night and reached out to local businesses for support. They were absolutely fantastic, offering us some raffle prizes out of the goodness of their heart to give away on the evening.

“We also couldn’t have done any of this without the time and support of all the ladies in the class and their families. All of them gave up so much of their own time and effort to raise so much money, make the night a success and have so much fun in the process.”

St. Vincent’s Hospice is a specialist provider of palliative and end of life care for people affected by life-limiting conditions from across Renfrewshire.

One of the many ways they support the local community, is providing specialist care in their eight bedded In-patient unit. The money raised from the event, will be put towards buying an electric bed which is wider than the standard hospital style. This will provide additional comfort and security for patients, as well as making it easier for family members to remain close to their loved ones.

Director of Care for the Hospice, Brona McGee, commented on the donation, saying: “For 30 years, we have been caring for people and families all across the community during some of the most difficult periods of their lives. This is only made possible thanks to the donations like this, and we cannot thank Toni, Julia, and everyone involved, enough for their generosity and support.”

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The right moves for charity