Cy­clists got in a spin for hospice fundraiser

Paisley Daily Express - - Front Page -

The cash came rolling in as vil­lagers sad­dled up for a 24-hour cy­clathon in aid of St Vin­cent’s Hospice.

The chal­lenge at the Hous­ton Inn in­volved both sea­soned and novice cy­clists, and raised an amazing £4,403.10 for the hospice.

There were two sta­tion­ary bikes out­side the venue, from 8.30am to 8.30pm, with 48 cy­clists tak­ing part.

Hus­band and wife An­drea and Al­lan Gib­son or­gan­ised the cy­clathon in mem­ory of Al­lan’s fa­ther, Bob, who passed away aged 83 in hospice care.

The mo­ti­va­tion for An­drea was the re­spect that her fa­ther-in-law re­ceived dur­ing his fi­nal days.

She said:“We can­not ex­press the grat­i­tude we as a fam­ily feel to­wards the staff at St Vin­cent’s Hospice.

“My fa­ther-in-law was very pas­sion­ate about cy­cling, so the cy­clathon seemed like a fit­ting event to raise money for the hospice.”

After the chal­lenge , around 200 lo­cals danced the night away and took part in a raf­fle and com­pe­ti­tions to win some fan­tas­tic prizes.

An­drea added“We really ap­pre­ci­ate all the com­pa­nies and busi­nesses that have sup­ported our fundrais­ing, with­out which, it wouldn’t have been the suc­cess that it was.”

St Vin­cent’s Hospice cares for lo­cal peo­ple af­fected by life lim­it­ing ill­ness.

Laura McDade, fundraiser at St Vin­cent’s Hospice, said:“Well done to all 48 cy­clists that took part, what a fan­tas­tic way to fundraise.

“We know the prepa­ra­tion that goes into these type of event, so we really ap­pre­ci­ate the sup­port.”

Fund­ing boost Vin­nie, the hospice mas­cot, and Elaine Grealey, vol­un­teer ser­vices man­ager, re­ceive a cheque from the cy­clathon event or­gan­ised by An­drea Gib­son and friends

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