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The Provost of Renfrewshire visited UWS Paisley campus last week to recognise its donation to MND Scotland ahead of her charity ball.

Councillor Lorraine Cameron met with Professor Craig Mahoney, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of UWS on Wednesday 3 October to thank him and the University for their donation, which will pay for a month of counselling to help someone affected by MND come to terms with their diagnosis.

Prof. Mahoney and Provost of Renfrewshire in front of statue of Lion

The visit came ahead of a circus-themed charity event which Provost Cameron hosted at Mar Hall Golf and Spa Resort on Friday 5 October 2018 for MND Scotland. The ball saw invited guests come together for a night of music and entertainment to raise money for those caring for, and living with, the life-limiting disease in Scotland. 

To complement the ball’s circus theme, University of the West of Scotland loaned Provost Cameron its ‘Pride of Paisley’ lion statue for the evening. 

UWS’ lion, named Rainforest and designed by artist Ruth .E. Green, was initially part of Paisley First’s public art trail during the town’s bid for UK City of Culture for 2021. The campaign saw 25 colourful lions spread across Renfrewshire, which were later auctioned to raise funds for selected charities.

"We were delighted to welcome Provost Cameron to UWS’ Paisley campus and are honoured to support her chosen charity, MND Scotland."
UWS Principal Prof Craig Mahoney

“As a University, it’s important we play a fundamental role in supporting the efforts of both organisations and individuals in the community we serve who are working hard to raise money for extremely worthy causes such as MND Scotland. From everyone at UWS, we would like to thank Provost Cameron for her visit and we hope that her charity ball was a great success.”