Two charities were quids-in thanks to a Paisley funeral director.
Co-operative Funeralcare in the town’s Lady Lane handed over cheques totalling more than £700 to St Vincent’s and ACCORD hospices.
Paul Connor and Sharon Breen of the firm were delighted to award both good causes £351.56 each after the success of their annual charity drive.
Funeral director Gordon Powrie told the Paisley Daily Express: “We run the charity drive to give families who we’ve worked with during the year the opportunity to remember those who they’ve lost.
“The Paisley, Johnstone and Barrhead branches allow relatives to place memorial tags on the Christmas trees in each of our parlours for their loved ones who have passed away, for a donation.
“We’re delighted to be able to hand this amount of money over to both worthy causes.
“The £702.52 is actually the highest total we’ve ever raised, as we had more tags than ever adorning our trees.
“When you do something like this it’s great to get such a warm response from everyone – we would like to thank everyone who donated for a tag.
“We actually deal with a lot of people whose loved ones have passed away in either ACCORD or St Vincent’s.
“We think at this time of year that it’s just appropriate to say thank-you to the local hospices for all the work that they do.”
Lorraine Valentine, senior fundraiser at St Vincent’s Hospice, said: “We are very grateful to Co-operative Funeralcare for supporting both hospices with these kind donations.
“On behalf of everyone at St Vincent’s, I would like to thank everyone who donated towards the memorial tags and to the Co-op for their continued support.”