On Saturday, St Vincent’s Hospice in Howwood welcomed over 600 visitors to their annual motoring extravaganza ‘Carfest’.

Held in the grounds of St Vincent’s Hospice, the event featured a host of classic, vintage and specialist cars, including exclusive marques such as Ferrari and Maserati, as well as many other vehicles of interest.

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Carfest is the brainchild of local Health and Safety guru, Willie Chrystal of MaxSafe Solutions.

Willie said, “I’ve always had a keen interest in cars and have always owned weird and wonderful vehicles; the purpose of Carfest is to bring together people from across the community and especially to get the kids involved. It’s a great way to support the fabulous work of St Vincent’s Hospice – and it’s a brilliant excuse to bring the car and bike clubs together as well”.

Kate Lennon, Chief Executive of St Vincent’s Hospice said, “Carfest 2015 raised a massive £3500 for local patient care here in Renfrewshire.

Willie Chrystal has done a fantastic job of bringing together a wonderful collection of cars and bikes. We are so grateful to all the car owners and clubs and to everyone who supported Carfest.’ “Donations are a vital part of our funding and it’s thanks to the generosity of people like Willie that the hospice is able to provide such special care for people in this area”.

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In addition to getting a close-up view of all these vehicles, visitors enjoyed stalls, music from singer Neil Sturgeon, and a barbecue as well as a sale of vintage clothes and furniture.

Every penny raised by Carfest will help St Vincent’s Hospice to provide very special care for local people living with life-limiting medical conditions.