August 16 2018 for immediate release

CITY Gate Construction has announced we are to support the Provost’s Charity Ball in Renfrewshire this year.

It takes place in October and is a gala occasion with an important charitable purpose.

This year it will help raise funds for MND Scotland which supports people with motor neurone disease.

MND Scotland has been chosen by Provost Lorraine Cameron as a charity which she is supporting in 2018.

MND is a rapidly progressing terminal illness, which stops signals from the brain reaching the muscles. This may cause someone to lose the ability to walk, talk, eat, drink or breathe unaided.

There is currently no cure or effective treatment. Almost 200 people are diagnosed each year in Scotland and 53% will die within one year of diagnosis with 6.5% live more than 5 years. There are over 450 people in Scotland currently living with MND.

Provost Cameron has good reason to devote such time and effort to fundraising for MND Scotland. Tragically, her mum Eileen Clark died of MND in 2011 and Provost Cameron has previously spoken movingly of the loss of her mum.

CGC will attend the event at Mar Hall, Bishopton on October 5 and will donate a sum to the fundraising.

This sum is enough to buy what’s known as a “Communications Aid” kit giving someone with MND the ability to speak again.

Leo Reilly, Managing Director of said: “We applaud the fundraising work that Provost Cameron is undertaking which also has the benefit of raising awareness of this terrible illness. As a Renfrewshire business which has a long history of supporting our communities and the people who live there, we are delighted to be supporting this charity effort.

“MND Scotland deserves everyone’s support in its important work which one day hopefully will lead to a cure.”

MND Awareness Week took place in June and was another opportunity to bring the work done to help sufferers and the vital research work being undertaken to the attention of the public.

Provost Cameron has also been out and about fundraising for MND Scotland. She has received much-appreciated support from ScotRail who gave permission to fundraise with a collecting bucket on trains and at stations in Renfrewshire. She also attended a reception at the Scottish Parliament for MND Awareness Week and met many people whose lives have been changed by MND in one way or another.

Provost Cameron said: “I am very happy with the level of support I have received from CGC and I am looking forward to seeing them at the Charity Ball. Support from local businesses and people is essential as this helps to raise awareness in our community of the challenges of Motor Neurone Disease, and the heartache that families face when a loved one is diagnosed.

“I am so grateful for any support which local businesses can provide.”
*If you wish to donate to the Provost’s charity fundraising scheme you can do so in the following ways.

By Bank Transfer to:
Sort Code: 82-54-04
Account Number: 20041937

By cheque made payable to Renfrewshire Council Provost’s Charity Event and post to Provost Lorraine Cameron, Renfrewshire House, Cotton Street, Paisley PA1 1AN