News from ACCORD

a SMART appointment for ACCORD

With the imminent retirement of Helen Simpson, ACCORD Hospice has appointed a new CEO. ACCORD Hospice has been under the leadership of Helen Simpson for 18 years, during which the Hospice’s services have grown and evolved, the increasing complexities of patients life-limiting illnesses have been looked after, and the charity’s finances are in a healthy

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A message from Chairman

A As I reflect on the opportunities and challenges of the past 2 years since we implemented our updated strategy, I am struck by two things: how the hospice’s heart has always been in the right place and how collaborative you all have been in moving ACCORD forward. This has been evident in the response

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Glasgow Freight Club supports the Hospice

Glasgow Freight Club in partnership with KC Group Shipping recently held a fundraising lunch in memory of late Managing Director Mr Raymond Clarkson. The lunch was held in Crowne Plaza Hotel, Glasgow on 17 May, with over 100 guests attending the inaugural “Raymond Clarkson May Lunch”. Friends, colleagues and business partners were entertained by award-winning

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Day Therapy Unit – Wednesday Wishes

Drumroll Please………… The staff of the Day Therapy Unit are excited to launch a brand new service called “Wednesday Wishes”. This service will enable patients who are currently known to ACCORD to fulfil a particular goal or wish, This may be in the form of a simple day to day activity or a day out

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The Hospice remembers James Wardrop

All of the staff and volunteers at ACCORD were deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Jim Wardrop. Jim (or James as he preferred to be called in his later years) was a former Chairman and a lifelong supporter of ACCORD. He was a unique and lovely individual, always immaculate and one of life’s

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Fundraiser takes leap of faith in aid of Hospice

A brave Paisley woman has taken on the ultimate fundraising challenge in aid of the Hospice that cared for her late mother, Andrea. Jo Lawtie leapt from 10,000 feet up as part of a skydive in aid of Renfrewshire’s ACCORD Hospice raising over £1,300 – to help fund palliative and end of life care to

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Vandals spoil new Hospice shop

The ACCORD Hospice store is scheduled to open this Saturday (13th July) but the recently painted goods entrance and front entrance wall were vandalised at around 4am on Monday morning. With a lot of time and the charity’s money being spent on the project over the last few months, this careless vandalism couldn’t have come

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Half a century of love for each other…

and ACCORD Hospice! ACCORD’s Golden Couple have volunteered at the Hospice for 50 years between them have another happy half-century to celebrate. William and Elizabeth Archibald are about to mark their 50th wedding anniversary together – congratulations! The couple from Renfrew have been devoted to supporting the Hospice, which is very close to their hearts.

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A Dinner for Dougie – In memory of a special man

In memory of a very special Husband, Dad, Papa and friend – the ‘most perfect gentleman’ Douglas Kerr. On Saturday 27th of April 2019 Scott & the rest of his Family organised a charity ball which was attended by friends, family, colleagues and companies who all supported the evening to raise vital funds for ACCORD

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