The Howwood Beavers and Cubs, along with Fordbank Cubs Groups have shown their community spirit by raising an incredible £773.50 for St. Vincent’s Hospice.

The groups took part in the Step Up for St. Vincent’s Challenge which took place on 25th March, at Castle Semple Lochwinnoch, raising sponsorships and support from friends and family for successfully taking on the course.

Currently celebrating its 30th Anniversary year, St. Vincent’s Hospice is a provider of specialist palliative and end of life care for individuals and families impacted by life-limiting conditions all across Renfrewshire. They also offer a range of bereavement and counselling services for children and young people who have suffered the loss of a significant loved one in their life.

Fundraiser for St. Vincent’s Hospice, Laura McDade, said: “We would like to say a big thank you to every member of the Cubs and Beavers for this wonderful donation and for all of their support. For a group of children and young people to show such commitment to charity to not only complete the walk on the day itself but to actively go out and get support from the community is absolutely amazing.

“Every penny raised from Step Up goes directly towards helping us care and support for families and individuals all across the community, and donations like this make a real difference to people during some very difficult times. On behalf of all of us at St. Vincent’s: thank you!”

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